The Journal Gazette
Thursday, May 20, 2021 1:00 am

Man hurt in explosion; cause unknown

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A male victim was transported to a hospital Wednesday after reporting a fiery explosion at his Leo-Cedarville home.

The Northeast Allen County Fire and EMS responded to what they thought was a fire call at 9:17 a.m. in the 1600 block of Painter Road, according to Chad Jacobs, deputy fire chief.

“It was clearly not on fire,” Jacobs said. “It appeared to be an explosion of some kind.”

The victim, who was found in the kitchen of the one-story home, was transported in non-life-threatening condition to a local hospital, Jacobs said. An investigative team was called out to determine the cause.

No other people or pets were inside the home, Jacobs said.

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