2 seriously burned in house explosion in Maryville IL

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MARYVILLE, IL (KPLR) - Two adults suffered serious burns following a house explosion in the Collinsville area.  Four children escaped unharmed.  The Maryville Fire Protection District responded at approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday night to a report of a house explosion on Troy Road near the intersection of North Wilson Heights.

"When I arrived there was heavy smoke, debris in the front yard and the front windows were blown out," said Maryville Fire Chief Kevin Flaugher.

The chief said the parents were in the front yard when EMS personnel arrived.  He said they suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns over more than 50 percent of their bodies.  The parents were taken to a hospital in Maryville and then airlifted to a hospital in the St. Louis area.

Flaugher said the couple was working on their hot water heater downstairs when they were injured in the explosion.  The couple had run out of propane and a delivery had been made earlier in the day.

The condition of the injured adults was not known Monday night.  The fire chief was amazed the children were able to get out without being injured.

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