A homeowner received minor injuries during a gas explosion in Anderson County on Monday.
The possible gas explosion was reported on Hidden Hills Drive between State Route 61 and Laurel Road northeast of Oak Ridge at about 12:39 p.m. Monday.
The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department found significant property damage when deputies arrived, said Tyler Mayes, director of administrative services for the department.
The homeowner was present during the explosion and received minor injuries, and he has been transported to a local hospital for evaluation, Mayes said.
Preliminary reports indicate the homeowner was lighting a gas insert inside the home, which caused the explosion, Mayes. In addition to the Sheriff’s Department, Marlow Volunteer Fire Department and Powell Clinch Utility District were on the scene, and Oak Ridge Fire Department responded on a mutual-aid call.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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