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Woman severely injured in home explosion near Heber City

February 16, 2019

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a retired firefighter rescued a woman who was severely injured in a home explosion that occurred as the woman and her children arrived at the residence for a weekend stay.

Wasatch County Fire spokeswoman Janet Carson says the explosion occurred Friday night near Heber City immediately after the woman opened the garage door and smelled something.

The ex-firefighter has a cabin nearby and pulled the 37-year-old woman from the home.

Identities weren’t released.

The woman was taken to the University Hospital in Salt Lake City and reported to be in serious but stable condition with burns and broken bones.

The house was a total loss and firefighters faced snowy and windy conditions as they worked to keep the fire from spreading. Cause wasn’t immediately determined.

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