Police probe Pumpenbil house explosion

Westpac Rescue Chopper crewmen had to use night vision goggles to find a house explosion.
Westpac Rescue Chopper crewmen had to use night vision goggles to find a house explosion. John Gass

A 46-YEAR-old man was airlifted from Pumpenbil to Brisbane with burns to 50% of his body after a gas explosion at his home.

The explosion occurred at a house on Crams Rd.

Tweed Police said early investigations show the man was home alone and could smell gas before lighting a cigarette which caused an explosion that destroyed the house.

The explosion occurred about 12.30am on Saturday.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Northern Region transported the man at 1.50am to Royal Brisbane Hospital.

"The crew was assisted by the use of night vision goggles to find the location," spokeswoman said.

According to police, the man was receiving treatment for burns.

Topics:  house explosion, pumpenbil, tweed police, westpac rescue helicopter



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