UPDATE: DL Man Burned in Fish House Explosion Able to Talk With Family

Courtesy: Caring Bridge

UPDATE WEDNESDAY – The family of a Detroit Lakes man seriously burned in a fish house explosion gives an update on his condition.

On Michael Herzog’s Caring Bridge account, his brother Josh says he was able to talk with him and Michael did remember most of what happened.

The former Concordia quarterback was cleaned up to reassess the damage.

Josh says 76% of Michael’s body is burned. 14% of which is third degree.

The Moorhead Fire Department says the explosion happened around eight o’clock Sunday morning at 12th Avenue and 14th Street South.


MOORHEAD, Minn. – A Detroit Lakes man is in critical condition at a  St. Paul hospital after a fish house explosion in Moorhead.

The Moorhead Fire Department says the explosion happened near 8:00 AM Sunday at 12th Avenue and 14th Street South. An incident report says Michael Herzog was outside when fire crews arrived and the fire was put out.

Herzog’s CaringBridge website says the former Concordia College quarterback suffered second and third degree burns to 90 percent of his body. He has been sedated and will be reevaluated after three days.

“We are so thankful that Michael is alive… It is truly a miracle. We ask that you please join us in praying for Michael’s continued strength. Thank you all so much for your caring messages and continued prayers. We appreciate them more than we can say,” Herzog’s CaringBridge site says.

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