Witnesses report large explosion in Crestwood home, resident badly injured

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 8:35 PM

CRESTWOOD, Mo (KMOV.com) – Firefighters were able to control a blaze that broke out in a Crestwood home just after 4:30p.m. Wednesday.

According to witnesses, there was a large explosion in the home, which blew out the front windows and door.

Witnesses also tell News 4 the resident of the home was badly injured in the incident, and was helped by two bystanders after being severely burned.

St. Louis County officials confirm one victim was taken to an area hospital, though they do not know for certain the extent of the injuries. 

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