METHUEN (CBS) – A garage explosion in Methuen has injured an elderly man.

Fire officials say 83-year-old Ronald Hane was in the garage and had a wood stove burning, when an accidental propane leak caused the flash explosion.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

He was taken to a Boston hospital with burns to his head, face, and hand.

Hane’s son says his father was conscious and was in fact telling neighbors who came to his aid, to calm down.

Officials say the garage is a total loss.

  1. Ronald Hoehn says:

    Dad is OK no burns as it seems he was covered in ash from the hand held propane bottle that he threw into the ash hopper as it ignited. We can’t see what exploded but the battle is inside out and so is the ash hopper….and of course the building…….I’ll bet that scared the mice out for the night!

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