A propane house explosion in Maynardville, TN sent a man to the hospital with serious burn injuries on Wednesday. Firefighters arrived at the scene on 3071 Hickory Valley Road at about 1:30 P.M. after receiving reports of an explosion and a man on fire. The homeowner, a 68-year-old man, suffered burns on more than 50% of his body in addition to smoke inhalation. He was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and later transferred to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Paulette Fire Department Chief said that he has “an extremely long road for recovery.”
Investigators say that a propane tank caused the explosion when the tank’s fail-safe malfunctioned. The male victim was the only occupant of the home at the time of the explosion. His family lives across the street. Jeff Maples, a neighbor, described him to WATE 6 News as someone who “would help me do anything. He’s an older man, he tries to help me with anything I’m doing.”
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