REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- A fire destroyed a home containing explosives on Thursday afternoon. The man who lives there tried to put it out and sustained minor burns before firefighters arrived. He received medical treatment at the scene.
The fire broke out about 2:15. Southern Stone County firefighters received help from Western Taney County and Northern Stone County firefighters but it took nearly three hours to put it out. The home is at 43 Valleyview Street.
An investigator is looking for a cause but the Southern Stone County fire chief says it does not appear suspicious.
The American Red Cross is helping the resident find a place to live.