One Injured In Home Explosion In Riverton

AP 5-14,2015

One man was hospitalized after a fire and explosion in a rural Riverton home.

Riverton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Walters says the fire started Sunday afternoon in a gun room at Doc and Deanna Holloway’s home.

Doc Holloway operates the cannons used to celebrate touchdowns at local high school football games.

Walters says there was ammunition going off in the house during the fire.

The rescued man has not yet been identified.

State Fire Investigator Eric Siwik says the explosion blew out a wall and sent debris about 75 yards away.