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Man badly burned in central Minnesota camper explosion

WCCO digital update: Morning of May 20, 2024
WCCO digital update: Morning of May 20, 2024 02:13

PIERZ, Minn. — A 57-year-old man was hospitalized after a camper explosion Sunday morning.

It happened just after 7 a.m. at the Pierz Park Campground, according to the Morrison County Sheriff's Office.

The victim, from Pierz, was found badly burned inside his camper, and first responders noticed a cigarette on the floor and the gas oven turned on. No one else was inside.

He was airlifted to Hennepin Healthcare, and his condition hasn't been released.

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