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Two injured in shed explosion at Spring Lake home

Posted May 11, 2014
Updated May 12, 2014

Two people were injured early May 11, 2014, during an explosion in this shed, at 8337 Elliott Bridge Road in Spring Lake.

— Two people suffered serious burns after an explosion in a shed at their Spring Lake home.

Duane Lee, the father of Kortney Lee, said his daughter and her boyfriend, Anthony Foxworth, were taken to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after the blast, at 8335 Elliott Bridge Road, around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Kortney Lee, 20, suffered burns on half her body, Duane Lee said, and Foxworth, 31, was also badly burned – although Duane Lee did not say to what extent.

They were both listed in critical condition Monday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

It's unclear what caused the explosion.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office said Monday that detectives with the Criminal and Narcotics Investigation Division are investigating the explosion.

Duane Lee said he didn't know what might have caused the blast.

"When I found out, I went straight to the hospital, and I haven't heard anything yet," he said.

Neighbors said investigators spent most of Sunday at the home – arriving around 1 a.m. and not leaving until around 4 p.m.


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  • rcamdennj1 May 12, 2014

    They are two people suffering in pain. I pray and ask God to comfort them at the time.

  • dwr1964 May 12, 2014

    I'm pretty sure the cops will be able to figure out the case of the exploding shed, without your thoughts and prayers. These to kids however, need all the prayers they can get. How quickly your thoughts go from "poor kids", to "we gotta find out if they were doing something wrong". It reminds me of the old joke where the wife calls home to tell her husband that she wrecked the car, and he asks if the car is all right.

  • Arthur Raleigh May 12, 2014
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    Making meth?

  • Grand Union May 12, 2014

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    Of course it matters! How else do you avoid future injuries if you do not know what caused the explosion in the first place. All the compassion in the world is not going to make the burns go away but a little preventaive action may stop it happening in the future to someone else.

  • Obamacare returns again May 12, 2014

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    So what were they doing inside a shed at almost 2 in the morning?

  • Classified May 12, 2014

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    Too bad.

  • Tim Pearce May 12, 2014
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    Gasoline fumes from storage in an enclosed area and cigarettes.

  • BLOCKHEAD SQUARED May 12, 2014

    Does it really matter what caused the explosion? Good lord people show some compassion! Two people were hurt! 20/31 ??? All part of God's plan?

  • Obamacare returns again May 12, 2014

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    Yeah, but we'd like to know now.

  • Classified May 12, 2014

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    As the article states, "It's unclear what caused the explosion." Reading, it's fundemental