Explosion in Erie home results in injuries

Three people suffer severe burns in incident

ERIE, Pa. - An explosion rocks an Erie home, sending multiple people to the emergency room.

The incident was reported in the 400 block of East 7th Street at 1:30a.m. Thursday.

When police and fire crews responded, they found several people with severe burns - some of them third degree.

According to police, the victims were working in a bathroom when a paint can was punctured, and ignited by a nearby candle..

The victims were taken to UPMC Hamot for treatment; no word on their condition.

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