Man seriously injured in house explosion in Butler County

(AP)

ROSE HILL, Kan. (AP) – The Butler County sheriff says a person was seriously injured in a house explosion northeast of Rose Hill.

Sheriff Kelly Herzet says the explosion happened about 3:15 p.m. Monday.

He says at least one person was injured and taken to Via Christi Hospital at St. Francis. He says the man suffered severe burns and was listed in critical condition.

KAKE-TV reports a propane tank was on the property but the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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