Chief Timothy J. Grenno reports that a homeowner was seriously injured after a flash fire ignited while he was using a propane grill.
Firefighters responded to a residence on School Street at 6:45 p.m. for a report of a burn. Upon arrival, rescuers found a 35-year-old male suffering from first and seond degree burns.
The resident was taken by ambulance to a landing zone in town, where a medical helicopter was waiting to take him to a Boston hospital for treatment. His injuries are considered serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
A preliminary investigation of the incident indicates that the resident disconnected the propane tank from the grill while the grill was still operational, causing vapor that ignited, injuring the man.