Council Bluffs
8:26 am
Fri March 28, 2014

6 people injured in Council Bluffs blast, fire

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say at six people have been hospitalized after an explosion and fire at a home on the east side of Council Bluffs.

Fire investigator Dan Roberts told Omaha television station KETV (http://bit.ly/1hD9Tt1 ) that the accident occurred about 8:10 p.m. Thursday.

Four children and two adults suffered mostly second-degree burns, and two of the injured were taken to a burn center in Lincoln, Neb.

Authorities say a group of Boy Scouts had been working on a ceremony display at the home when the explosion occurred.

The fire marshal's office is investigating.

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Information from: KETV, http://www.ketv.com

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