- Associated Press - Friday, August 15, 2014

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) - Police in the south Seattle suburb of Des Moines say one man was injured in an explosion at a home Friday evening.

KOMO-TV reports (https://is.gd/we5fxH ) the man was using a blowtorch on the roof while doing some roof repairs when the explosion occurred. Firefighters found the man in the street with second- and third-degree burns to half of his torso.

The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle but authorities say his injuries are not life-threatening.


Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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