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Authorities: Remains found at Wausau-area home destroyed by intentional blast

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WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - The remains of at least one person have been found in a house east of Wausau that was destroyed by an explosion and fire.  

Marathon County sheriff's officials also said Friday that the blast was intentionally set, and the man responsible appeared to have been killed.  

Deputies said five explosive devices planted in the home, as well as a car nearby. Detective Jim Armstrong said the intent was to, "cause as much damage to the vehicles and home as possible."

The blast occurred Thursday morning in the town of Wausau. Deputies said the devices have been, "taken care of," and the scene is now safe.  

The types of explosive devices used have not been disclosed. The car never blew up during the intent, officials later said it was safely detonated.  

Neighbors who were asked to evacuate returned Thursday afternoon.  

The state Justice Department's Criminal Investigation team is helping local authorities get to the bottom of the incident.  

The Wausau Daily Herald said Jesse Jehn owned the house.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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