Propane Tank Explodes While Crews Work Structure Fire


PARKE COUNTY, Ind.  – Firefighters sustained minor injuries after a propane tank exploded while they were working on a structure fire in Parke County.

The fire was reported at the Detweiler Saw Mill on County Road 300 South in Parke County near the Putnam County line.

While firefighters were working to put the fire out, a propane tank on the property exploded. A few firefighters sustained minor injuries and were treated on the scene.

The Parke County Sheriff’s Office reports the cause of the fire was accidental and they do not believe there was any criminal activity in regards to this fire.