Man charged after bonfire accident injures 5
MINOT — A man has been charged after a vehicle shock absorber was thrown onto a bonfire and exploded, injuring five people.
Weston C. Mattison, 19, of Minot, has been charged with one count of endangering by fire explosion, a Class B felony.
Officials from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department and Minot Police Department responded to a loud party complaint in southeast Minot just before midnight Saturday. Most of the party-goers had left and the fire was almost out when officers arrived. The officers then learned of the explosion.