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Lincoln Co. man injured in explosion

A Lincoln County man suffered second-degree and third-degree burns Monday in an explosion in his camper, a fire official said.

Chad Bennett was inside the camper, at 125 Copper Creek Road in Crab Orchard, when the lit stove ignited leaking propane, causing two explosions, Lincoln County Fire Chief Danny Glass said.

Glass said investigators have not determined the cause of the leak.

The camper was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived about 1:40 p.m.

Bennett managed to escape the camper "and hit the ground, rolling," Glass said. He was flown to University of Kentucky Hospital. Bennett's condition was not immediately available Tuesday.

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