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Man Injured in Apartment Explosion

Man Injured in Apartment Explosion

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(KSL News)--Investigators say a lit cigarette is the cause of an early morning apartment explosion.

Man Injured in Apartment Explosion

Police say a 42-year old man fell asleep on his couch with a lit cigarette around 3:30 am. The cigarette dropped into a crate holding two butane canisters.

The canisters exploded and blew out a window and patio door in his apartment.

The man was sent to the hospital with burns on his arms, legs, and head.

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