2010-12-16 / Local & State

Couple Hurt When Pa. House Explodes; Cause Unknown

BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) – Authorities say a northwestern Pennsylvania are expected to recover from their injuries in an explosion and fire that destroyed their home near the New York border.

Officials in Bradford say Robert and Beverly Butler were first taken to a local hospital, then transferred to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, N.Y. for burns and smoke inhalation.

Bradford Fire Chief Dan Burkhouse tells the Bradford Era that his department, a state police fire marshal and officials with McKean County Emergency Management are attempting to determine what caused the blast.

It was reported just before 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

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