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Man sustains "significant" burns in propane explosion - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Man sustains "significant" burns in propane explosion

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 12:29 PM Updated:

A man sustained "significant" burns in a propane explosion northeast of Helena on Tuesday morning.

Lewis & Clark County Undersheriff Jason Grimmis says the man was working on a propane truck inside a garage on the 3600 block of York Road when something ignited the propane, triggering the explosion.

Grimmis says the worker was a contractor from Boise brought in to work on a truck for Montana Propane. The contractor sustained significant burns, and was taken to St. Peter’s Health for treatment.

According to Grimmis, the truck had a 3,000 gallon tank that was about 80 percent full.

The shop where the truck was parked was destroyed.

The name of the injured man has not been released.

We will update you when we get more information.


(1st Report, 10:38 a.m.) The Lewis & Clark County/City of Helena 911 Center says that a propane explosion has been reported near the 3600 block of York Road.

Initial reports indicate that there have been Injuries, according to the 911 Center.

Traffic in the area is being detoured as emergency crews work to help the injured and secure the scene.

The 911 Center says that the explosion involved more than 2,000 gallons of propane

Tara McCrae told MTN News: "There was an explosion near York Road just a few minutes ago. It shook my house."

Bryan Haines posted on Twitter: "Felt building shake then noticed large fire in north valley. Big explosion sounds like. Craziness. Hope everyone is alright."

MTN News has a reporter at the scene; we will update you as we get more information.

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