Authorities are investigating whether a gas leak might have caused a house explosion that injured a man in the central North Dakota town of Wilton.

Authorities are investigating whether a gas leak might have caused a house explosion that injured a man in the central North Dakota town of Wilton.

McLean County Sheriff's Lt. Richard Johnson identified the victim as Ernest Miller, a Utah man who was staying at the rental property. Miller was taken to a Bismarck hospital with undisclosed injuries after the blast about 11 a.m. Thursday.

Fire Chief J.D. Youngbird says the explosion leveled the house.