Elderly man injured in East Sparta home explosion; state fire marshal investigating


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One person was rescued by the East Sparta Fire Department after a home explosion Tuesday evening.

According to fire officials, an elderly man was injured after being trapped in his East Sparta home following the explosion.

The man, who lived in the house on Deuber Avenue SW, was trapped under his kitchen sink and counter.
A neighbor called for help after they heard the explosion and the man did not respond. They say when they arrived to the scene, they found one end of the home blown out. The floor of the kitchen also collapsed into the basement.

The victim was transported to the hospital. His condition has not been disclosed.

The East Sparta Fire Department was assisted by the Canton Township Fire Department and Bolivar Fire Department. 

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating.