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Home destroyed in explosion

CHEROKEE COUNTY (KLTV) - Emergency crews are on the scene of an explosion that destroyed a home Friday afternoon.

It happened on County Road 4911 in the community of Mixon in Cherokee County.

Firefighters believe the elderly man who lived there needed oxygen to help him breathe. They believe the oxygen tank may have exploded.

The man was wheelchair bound, and his son had to drag him out of the home. His condition has not been released. The wood frame house was destroyed.

KLTV 7 has a crew on the scene and will continue to follow the story.

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