Propane Tank Explodes, Injures Man in St. Paul Parking Lot

Updated: 04/21/2014 5:43 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste


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A man was injured Sunday afternoon after a propane tank in his minivan exploded in a St. Paul parking lot, according to Chief Pat Smith with the St. Paul Fire Department.

Smith says the explosion occurred shortly after noon Sunday in the parking lot outside of Walmart on University Avenue.

The man was taken to Regions Hospital. Details on his injuries have not been released.

Smith said at this point, the man's identity is not being released and it's unclear what sparked the explosion.

No one else was injured in this incident.