- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

HOMER, Alaska (AP) - An 88-year-old Homer man was seriously injured in an explosion apparently caused when he used gasoline to light a woodstove.

Alaska State Troopers say officers and fire officials at about 9:15 a.m. Wednesday took a call of a home fire on Diamond Ridge in Homer.

Troopers say the gasoline explosion started a fire.

The home, valued at $160,000, was destroyed.

Troopers say the homeowner suffered life-threatening injuries.

He was transported to South Peninsula Hospital.

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