Propane-gas explosion injures man
A man suffered burns when a propane tank exploded in Moore County. It happened at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of Winding Creek Drive in Carthage.Posted — Updated
The explosion happened around 9:20 p.m. in the 600 block of Winding Creek Drive in Carthage.
The man, whose name officials would not disclose, had gas delivered earlier in the day for his propane tank. When he turned his heater on, it exploded, Carlton Cole, public safety director for Moore County, said.
The man was home alone at the time of the explosion.
The blast was first investigated as a meth lab explosion, but no evidence of drugs was found at the residence, Cole said. The fire appeared to be an accident.