Osceola County, MI — A propane explosion Tuesday evening sent a downstate man to the hospital and destroyed his camper.
Firefighters from Marion and Tustin fire departments responded to Cadillac Woods Campground on M-115 just across the Wexford/Osceola County border shortly before 6 p.m.
Marion Fire Department Chief David Turner said a man was installing a new propane system on his camper when he smelled gas. He said the man reported hearing a “whoosh” sound, which likely was flames caused by an open valve rushing toward him.
Turner said the man suffered “flash burns” from the explosion and was transported via ambulance to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The owner of Cadillac Woods Campground said the couple who owned the camper were staying at the campground semi-permanently while they looked for property to purchase in Northern Michigan.