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UPDATE: Mother, 2 kids burned after apparent home explosion

A mother and her two kids were rushed to the hospital after receiving burns from a reported home explosion on Sunday night.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 6:05 AM
Updated: Dec 2, 2019 8:15 AM

VERNON CENTER, N.Y. (UPDATE) -- A mother and her two kids were rushed to the hospital after receiving burns from a reported home explosion on Sunday night. 

Seven fire departments, were called in around 7:15pm Sunday to an initial report of a structure fire at the Quiet Valley Trailer Park, in Vernon Center. 

The Fire Chief for Vernon Center tells NEWSChannel 2 that when crews first arrived, they found signs that it was an explosion. They are still waiting on confirmation of an exact cause from state fire investigators. Those investigators are expected to arrive sometime Monday morning. 

The fire chief says at least five or six other neighboring trailer homes received structural damage, like broken windows. 

The mother and two kids, who lived in the trailer, were rushed to the SUNY Upstate Burn Unit, in Syracuse. One firefighter and a nearby resident sustained minor injuries. We're told they are both expected to be okay. 

The American Red Cross has been contacted in regards to providing relief to the family impacted, as well as to the owners of the one nearby residence that had the most, extensive damage to it. 

Responding fire department agencies include Vernon Center, Vernon, Verona, Sherrill, Oneida Castle, Clinton, and Oriskany Falls.

Oneida County Sheriffs Deputies, Vineall Ambulance, and Central Oneida County Ambulance also responded.

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