- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say three people have been injured when a camper exploded in East Tennessee.

Jefferson County Sheriff Bud McCoig told the Knoxville News Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1Jym0Fl) that a couple and their grandson were injured in the blast on Saturday morning at Swann’s Marina in Dandridge. McCoig said they were trying to light a gas stove in their camper.

The sheriff identified the couple as Jerry and Joyce Fender of Asheville, North Carolina. The boy wasn’t identified because he is a minor.

McCoig said all three were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, but two were later transferred to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Updated conditions weren’t immediately available.

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This version corrects the spelling of Asheville.

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Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, https://www.knoxnews.com


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