October 30, 2020

House explosion in West Bay

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House explosion: Fig Close, West Bay (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr.)

A woman has been arrested and detained in custody following a house explosion in West Bay.

Shortly after 1.00 am Saturday morning police received a report of a domestic altercation in Fig Close, West Bay.

A man at that location stated that his girlfriend was smashing up the house.

As police officers arrived at the scene there was an explosion within the house. It appears that the woman threw a propane tank at the man and it exploded.

The man was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious burns. The woman, aged 50, sustained a cut to her hand and has been arrested on suspicion of arson and assault.

The house and a police vehicle were damaged in the explosion.

 

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