VIDEO: At least six homeowners in northern Chippewa County were forced out of their home after a home exploded near New Auburn. Shortly after 9:00 Monday night crews responded to a home near Long Lake. The New Auburn Fire Department said it was a brand new home, still under construction and a few months until being ready to live in. The explosion left it destroyed. Officials on the scene said no one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported from any of the surrounding homes, but the explosion was reported affecting homes up to one half mile away from explosion. Fire officials said at least six homes had major damage and forced out families, who are now getting help from the Red Cross.