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House Explosion In Pine City Sends Man To Hospital

Monday, August 15th, 2011 at 8:29 am

On Saturday, Aug. 13 at approximately 5:11 p.m. a house explosion was reported at 57197 Nature Avenue in Pine City. Pine County Deputies, the Pine City Fire Department and ambulance responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, a male party reported that he had attached a thirty pound portable LP tank to a water heater in the morning hours. The man said he had lit the pilot flame and left to work in the fields. When he returned home around 5:00 p.m. he went in and turned on the lights and the house exploded.

Fire personnel confirmed that the tank, which was located in the debris field, showed signs of leaking.

The male party was transported to the Burnett County Medical Facility and was airlifted shortly after for his injuries.

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