30 October 2014

When You Light a Stove with Gasoline

A tragic story from Homer, in a copyright story at KTUU Channel 2:

Homer man badly hurt after woodstove explosion, fire total home

An elderly Homer man was severely injured in an explosion and fire that destroyed his home Wednesday morning, Alaska State Troopers say.

In a Wednesday afternoon AST dispatch, troopers say responded alongside crews from the Anchor Point, Homer and Kachemak Emergency Service Area fire departments to the Diamond Ridge blaze at about 9:15 a.m.

“Investigation revealed the 88-year-old male owner of the residence attempted to start a fire in a wood stove using gasoline,” troopers wrote. “There was an explosion and the home was subsequently consumed by fire.”

Troopers say the man was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The $160,000 residence was a total loss in the blaze.

Our thoughts and prayers go to the man, and we hope he recovers quickly.


Cathy said...

Oh so so sad . . . And I've got my own 'immediate' concern that the BIG pile of dry leaves my little neighbor pulled onto - may ignite.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy, it well might, should the leaves come in contact with the catalytic converter or any other hot component.

Jefferson Selvy said...

Off topic but J&G Sales is running a special on the 30.06 ang embloc clips for the Garand

Rev. Paul said...

JS, I appreciate the heads-up, but we can't order ammo from Lower 48 retailers. Canada doesn't allow it to travel via ground across their country.

Jefferson Selvy said...

Didn't know sorry. That just sucks. If I still lived in Bellingham it would be a good excuse for a ferry ride

Rev. Paul said...

It's okay; now that we have Cabela's, Bass Pro Shop, and Sportsman's Warehouse, it's gotten a LOT better.