(Council Bluffs) One person suffered sever burns in an explosion at a Council Bluffs home Thursday evening.. KETVnews says witnesses spotted a man running from the house shortly after the fire started..
Council Bluffs Fire Chief Alan Byers told the Omaha television station that the victim suffered critical burns to 50-percent of his body, and was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center. His name and a report on his condition has been withheld.
The fire at 310 South 10th St. was reported at 7:45 p.m. Byers said both neighbors and police reported hearing a number of explosions coming from the second floor of the home, which is located a short distance west of Bayliss Park.
Firefighters doused the fire in about 30-minutes. Chief Byers couldn’t say for sure what started the fire, but he indicated there were combustible materials inside the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
April 13, 2012