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Explosion Sends Painter to Hospital

Explosion Sends Painter to Hospital

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(Park City-AP) -- A painter is in the hospital with severe burns after an explosion at a home in Park City.

It happened yesterday afternoon. Park City fire officials say the explosion happened in a large, walk-in closet near the master bedroom on the main floor of the house in the Solamere development.

Officials say cabinets near the explosion were being refinished.

There's no word yet on what caused the explosion but a painter in the home received first and second degree burns to his face, back and arms.

The home's automatic sprinkler system put the fire out before firefighters got there.

The man was airlifted to the University Hospital burn unit. There's no word yet on his condition. Park City building officials are investigating.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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