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.


 

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    Spokane cat is probably bigger than your dog

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:03:45 GMT

    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

    More >>

    KHQ.COM - An average house cat weighs between 7-10 pounds but one Spokane woman has a cat whose size is almost unheard of. Out of the corner of your eye, Ollie might be mistaken for a dog... he's that big! Not your normal house cat, Ollie is a Savannah cat, a hybrid breed that's a cross between a serval cat and a domestic cat. So while it's not surprising that he's bigger than a domestic cat, his size is still shocking.

    More >>
  • New Pediatric guidelines: No fruit juice for kids younger than 1

    New Pediatric guidelines: No fruit juice for kids younger than 1

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:56:29 GMT
    Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the first change to the academy's fruit juice recommendation since 2001. Past guidelines advised against juice for babies under six months, but doctors are concerned about childhood obesity and dental health. They say juice is full of calories and sugar, and is not a good substitute for fresh fruit.   ...More >>
    Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the first change to the academy's fruit juice recommendation since 2001. Past guidelines advised against juice for babies under six months, but doctors are concerned about childhood obesity and dental health. They say juice is full of calories and sugar, and is not a good substitute for fresh fruit.   ...More >>
  • Chris Cornell to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Chris Cornell to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

    Monday, May 22 2017 10:37 AM EDT2017-05-22 14:37:34 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried Friday in Los Angeles, his attorney Kirk Pasich said Sunday.  Pasich said Cornell will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in a private service. Cornell's body was transported to Los Angeles on Sunday. He was pronounced dead early Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room.  

    More >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried Friday in Los Angeles, his attorney Kirk Pasich said Sunday.  Pasich said Cornell will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in a private service. Cornell's body was transported to Los Angeles on Sunday. He was pronounced dead early Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room.  

    More >>