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Man seriously injured in Middletown explosion

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Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 18:09:32-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Fire crews are investigating a reported explosion on Fleming Road.

Middletown spokesperson Shelby Quinlivan said one man was seriously injured in the explosion. The man was transported to Atrium Medical Center, and from there transported to Miami Valley Hospital via helicopter.

Pictures from the scene showed a house blocked off by caution tape and safety cones. A third-story window appeared damaged; smoke rose from the exterior of the house.

Middletown house explosion on Fleming Rd

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.