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Butte Man Burned in House Explosion

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Butte-Silver Bow County fire officials say one man suffered major burn injuries after an explosion occurred in the man's home.

Silver Bow County Fire Chief Jeff Miller says the man was applying a chemical sealant to the cement in his basement around 12:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The chemical reached an explosive, and that sparked a blast in the man's home.

Miller says the force of the explosion, "almost blew the roof off."

The man suffered severe burns on his arms, and was transported to St. James Healthcare.

The man's wife was also in the home at the time of the explosion.

She did not suffer any injuries.

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