House Explosion in Florence Co. Injures 1

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A house explosion in Florence County sent one man to the hospital with serious burns.

It happened around 10:45 am Wednesday in Ellwood Lake. Officials say the 63-year-old man told first responders that he was trying to light the fireplace when the blast happened. According to WLUK-TV, he suffered burns to his face, hands and lower half of his body. The blast blew out a wall in the home.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.