Colerain Township, OH – A Colerain Township man has been burned after a propane tank exploded at his Colerain Township home Thursday morning.

The homeowner – his name has not been released – was working at his Redford Drive home to repair a leak in his 40 pound propane tank when the explosion happened around 6 a.m.

The explosion burned the man on his hand and face and caused “severe structural damage” to the home, according to police.

The tank is used to power the home’s fireplace.