Circleville, OH – A woman was seriously burned Wednesday afternoon in an explosion that destroyed her Pickaway County home.
Helen White was transported to Ohio State University Medical Center with second-degree burns on 50-to-80 percent of her body, 10TV’s Lindsey Seavert reported. The hospital refused to release White’s condition early Thursday morning, but a family member told 10TV that White is responsive.
White was in the house on Comanche Court when the explosion occurred. The badly burned woman ran outside, where a neighbor saw her and brought her into her own house so that White could get into a shower.
White’s two children were not in the house at the time of the explosion. Neighbors rescued White’s nine pets.
Fire officials were investigating the cause of the explosion Wednesday night, but a family member told 10TV that White’s house uses propane gas.