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Investigation continues after explosion at South Jordan home leaves man critically injured

By Graham Dudley, | Updated - Nov. 1, 2020 at 9:01 a.m. | Posted - Oct. 31, 2020 at 11:03 p.m.

SOUTH JORDAN — The South Jordan Fire Department released more information Sunday morning about an explosion that took place in a home the day before.

The explosion left a man critically injured and occurred at the same home where authorities intentionally detonated explosives found in late July.

In a news release, the fire department said they found a man with injuries to his lower legs when they responded to reports of a structure fire at the 3371 Snow Moon Place home Saturday.

"The patient was treated and transported by AirMed to the University of Utah Medical Center for further care," the release says. No fire was actually found in the home.

"As a result of the July 2020 incident at the same location involving homemade explosives, the South Jordan Police Department, West Valley and UFA Bomb Squad, FBI and ATF are conducting a joint investigation into the events leading up to the explosion," the release goes on. "Two homes were initially evacuated as a precaution until bomb squad personnel were able to confirm there was no risk to the community. The incident is under investigation and the home will remain condemned due to the damage resulting from the previous incident."

KSL TV's Garna Mejia interviewed a neighbor Saturday who said he heard the explosion and saw a plume of smoke rising from the basement. The neighbor, Cory Monty, heard someone calling for help from the basement, saying he'd lost his feet. Monty said the man may have been a relative of the homeowner.

Ryan McManigal was arrested in July after police found explosives in the home and had to evacuate the neighborhood. McManigal remains in the Salt Lake County Jail and his next scheduled court appearance is Nov. 18, Mejia reports.

Contributing: Garna Mejia, KSL TV

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