1 killed, 1 injured after 'explosion' in Montgomery

Updated: Jul. 21, 2018 at 8:43 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Fire/Rescue confirms a 65-year-old man has died while another person is recovering after a house fire Friday night.

Lt. J.D. Cupps said units responded to a structure fire in the 2100 block of Glendale Avenue. When units arrived onto the scene, Cupps said crews reported the residence was heavily engulfed in flames, with a "partially detached wall and roof."

Cupps said the damage to the wall and roof confirmed there was "some sort of an explosion."

Crews were able to contain the fire and extinguish it without any further issues, but two people were injured as a result of the blaze.

One person suffered only minor injuries and was treated at the scene, Cupps said. And then there was the 65-year-old man, who Cupps said was taken to a local hospital to be treated for critical burns. From there, the 65-year-old man was flown to UAB for treatment.

Cupps said the man died at the UAB Burn Center Saturday morning. The center determined the man sustained burns to 96% of his body with inhalation burns as well.

None of the firemen on scene were injured as a result.

The cause of the fire is still being determined. Cupps said this is the fourth fire fatality in Montgomery this year.

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