Orleans County Man Seriously Burned in Explosion

11:47 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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CARLTON, N.Y. -- An Orleans County man is recovering following an explosion at his home.

Deputies say Wesley R. Baes, 75, was patching a hole in a 200 gallon gas tank with a torch, when the vapors in the tank ignited and caused an explosion.

Baes was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester with serious burns.  His current condition is unknown.

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