The Latest: Marshall County house explosion hospitalizes one with burns

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7 News has received word that the explosion happened in Calis, approximately 10 miles north of Cameron. 

At 1:10 p.m., 911 dispatchers received a call for a house explosion. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Tom Hart said that one man was home at the time of the explosion.

The explosion occurred when the man turned on a light switch, at which point a ball of fire came out. The man was able to get out, and escape to his family’s house next door. His family was able to call 911, according to Hart.

Severely burned, the man was Life Flighted to Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh to treat second and third degree burns all over his body.

On the scene were the Marshall County EMA mobile command unit, the Marshall County Sheriff, the Cameron, West Findlay, Dallas and Fork Ridge fire departments, as well as the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department.


A house explosion in Cameron has injured one person.

The victim sustained severe burns and is being airlifted in a medical helicopter for treatment. The explosion occurred on Dry Ridge Road.

This is a developing story, so stay with 7News for updates.

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