Officials: 3 injured in explosion, fire at Iowa apartment
CRESTON, Iowa (AP) - Fire officials in southwestern Iowa say three people have been injured in an explosion and resulting fire Friday morning at a Creston apartment building.
Television station KCCI reports that the explosion was reported at about 9 a.m. The Creston Fire Department says two of the three injured were flown to area hospitals.
Fire officials say they believe the explosion was caused by a resident smoking while operating a medical oxygen tank. Fire Chief Todd Jackson tells KCCI that he and other firefighters helped residents escape the fire through exits and windows.
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