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Woman life-flighted after propane tank explosion

Published: May. 26, 2022 at 12:29 PM EDT
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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - A woman was life-flighted Thursday after officials said a propane tank exploded in Meadowbrook.

The call about the incident on Shinnston Pike in Meadowbrook was received at 11:46 a.m., according to the Harrison County 911 Center.

The woman, whose identity is unknown, was life-flighted to the hospital shortly after at 11:59 a.m. due to burns sustained from the incident.

Her condition and any additional injuries are not known at this time.

Bridgeport and Spelter Fire Departments responded to the incident in addition to Harrison County EMS. The Spelter Fire Department assisted with the landing zone, officials said.

Officials were not able to provide other details about the damages caused by the propane tank explosion.

Editor’s Note: After initially confirming the explosion happened at a home, 911 Center officials confirmed with 5 News the explosion happened at a business on Shinnston Pike.

Stick with 5 News as this story develops.

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