Cuba, NY (August 26, 2019) – An explosion that ripped through a home on Saturday afternoon, August 24th, resulted in serious injuries. According to emergency responders, the incident occurred at around 4:36 p.m. at 9584 Lafever Road.
The Clarksville Fire Department was dispatched to the scene of the incident where no active fire was reported. However, the home suffered extensive damage, according to officials.
Medical crews were among responders at the home where the two occupants were standing outside with injuries. An elderly woman suffered second and third-degree burns and was airlifted to a burn center for treatment. One elderly man sustained at least first-degree burns and was taken to Olean General Hospital.
The cause of the incident is under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recoveries.
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