UPDATE: One Person Injured Following Propane Explosion In Steven - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

UPDATE: One Person Injured Following Propane Explosion In Stevens County

Posted: Updated:
PHOTO: KHQ PHOTO: KHQ
PHOTO: KHQ PHOTO: KHQ

 

One person is in the hospital after a propane explosion Wednesday night in Stevens county. 

It happened just before 5:00pm in the 4300 block of Hesseltine Road between Springdale and Valley, Washington. 

When emergency crews arrived they found an injured woman in her 70's outside of her home which was completely engulfed in fire. 

The woman was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Chewelah with burns to most of her upper body. She is expected to make a full recovery. 

Immediately crews from Stevens County Districts #1 and #4 began putting the fire out. 

Access was an issue for crews, along with concerns about all the propane tanks on the property ranging from 5 gallons all the way to 150 gallons. 

Firefighters said there was no electricity to the home and the propane was most likely used for heat. 

Dogs living with the woman were not located by firefighters. 

They tell us they will remain on scene most of the night dealing with tanks still leaking propane. 

Investigators will be back on scene Thursday morning as they look for a cause which remains under investigation.


 

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Security breach had no impact on local Goodwill stores

    Security breach had no impact on local Goodwill stores

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-09-03 05:31:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Goodwill stores in Eastern Washington and North Idaho were not impacted by a data security beach last month, according to a company spokeswoman. In July, Goodwill Industries International announced some store locations may have been affected by a data security issue involving the company's party vendor for payment processing.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Goodwill stores in Eastern Washington and North Idaho were not impacted by a data security beach last month, according to a company spokeswoman. In July, Goodwill Industries International announced some store locations may have been affected by a data security issue involving the company's party vendor for payment processing.More >>
  • New Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Sworn In

    New Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Sworn In

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:18:05 GMT
    The Coeur d'Alene Police Department swore in Lee White as the new chief of police Tuesday. White says his first priority is to go on what he calls a "listening tour." The goal is to hear from both police and the community to bridge the gap between officers and the public. "There needs to be a tangible sense of how we expect our department members to act," Chief White said. White's swearing in comes at a time when the gap between police and the public is wide. The department has been under ...More >>
    The Coeur d'Alene Police Department swore in Lee White as the new chief of police Tuesday. White says his first priority is to go on what he calls a "listening tour." The goal is to hear from both police and the community to bridge the gap between officers and the public. "There needs to be a tangible sense of how we expect our department members to act," Chief White said. White's swearing in comes at a time when the gap between police and the public is wide. The department has been under ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.