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Gail Guthmiller, 56, was killed in August when her Menno home exploded. (Chris Huber/Republic)

Gas usage spiked in houses before recent explosions but measuring is difficult, expensive

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It's difficult to know if the kind of house explosions that killed a Menno woman and severely injured a Mitchell man this summer could have been prevented.


But there were hints that such horrific incidents were about to happen. Shortly after the explosions, NorthWestern Energy released information showing gas usage in each home spiked between the last reading and explosions.

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