Maries County Emergency personnel responded to an explosion around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning, at a home off State Highway V near Vienna. That explosion claimed the life of 58-year-old Wayne Boeckman of Vienna.

Officials say there were no reports of a fire at the location, but debris was widespread around the site. Authorities speculate that the explosion may have been due to a propane tank malfunction.

The state fire marshal has been called in to investigate.