Local

100-Pound Propane Tank Explodes Inside Minivan In St. Paul, Driver Injured

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Halloween Comes Early At Como Zoo’s ‘Zoo Boo’
  2. Local Cancer Survivor Medals In Invictus Games
  3. Survey: Franken Leads McFadden In Senate Race
  4. Tubby Smith Crashes Motorcycle Entrance
  5. Two Drown In Separate Incidents On Parley Lake

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man is in the hospital after a 100-pound propane tank exploded inside his minivan early Sunday afternoon, according to the St. Paul Fire Department.

Deputy Chief Pat Smith says a Dodge Caravan was parked outside of Walmart, located at 1450 University Ave., when the tank blew up and injured the driver inside.

The victim was taken to Regions Hospital with concussion and burn injuries. He’s currently in stable condition.

Smith says firefighters concluded that a leak in the propane tank is the cause of the explosion.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,900 other followers