Propane causes Tahlequah explosion

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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 2/04/2013 10:54 am Published: 2/03/2013 6:06 pm

One day later, and it still has people talking. Briggs is the kind of place where neighbors live far away, but they're still impacted by everything that happens in town.

It’s just east of Tahlequah, and about a mile west of the 62/51 split.

Over the weekend, the news folks received shook up everyone, and left behind a mess.

"Everyone felt it, I live a mile away and I felt it,” said Cherokee County Under Sheriff, Jason Chennault.

Chennault said around 7 p.m. on Saturday, everything inside a house was hurled into trees. The house that used to hold all of it was scattered for blocks.

"It’s weird,” said Chennault. “I live about a mile away and I felt the explosion."

Chennault said the man who lived in the house had a run-in with propane. In the middle of cooking a meal, something went terribly wrong, causing an explosion.

"I've talked to people that lived three miles away and they felt it,"

Chennault told FOX23 somehow, the propane built up, underneath the man's house. Chennault described it as an old house with bad piping.

The explosion hung closets full of clothes, and shredded almost everything around, except for a dog house.

Chennault said the homeowner is in a Tulsa hospital, in critical condition.

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Mayor Maynot - 2/4/2013 4:33 AM
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So that'd be like a superbowl breakfast. Glad nobody was seriously hurt v
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