HAVEN, Kan. (AP) Fire investigators say a propane gas leak is the likely cause of a fire and explosion that killed a Missouri woman and injured three other people.
Brad Agnew, an agent with the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office, says the explosion Sunday at a home near Cheney Lake was typical of a propane explosion. He says the furnace ignited the propane but it’s unclear where the propane leak originated.
The Hutchinson News reports that Agnew says a man was in the home working on a water heater but investigators don’t think the water heater was involved in the explosion.
The explosion killed 60-year-old Mary Lou Hemmy, of Independence, Mo. The homeowner, her daughter and the man working on the water heater were injured.