Man Severely Burned In House Explosion

West Frankfort, Ill. – A man suffered burns across 80-to-90 percent of his body in a home explosion yesterday.

The 20-year-old man was injured in the explosion at 808 East Clark Street in West Frankfort around 12:15 p.m. Sunday. He was flown to a hospital in St. Louis.

A firefighter suffered a minor injury to his ankle and was transported to a local hospital. The house is a total loss.