Gasoline explosion leaves man with life-threatening burns

A gasoline explosion in the basement of a Brooklyn Park home left a man with life-threatening second- and third-degree burns, Anne Arundel County fire officials said Sunday.

The explosion in the 100 block of Franklin Avenue was reported at 7:16 p.m. Saturday. The 41-year-old victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, department spokesman Capt. James Rostek said. No major damage to the house was reported, police said.

Officials have not released the name of the victim or indicated what lead to the explosion. Rostek said the case has been turned over to fire investigators.

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