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A 92-year-old man had to be transported via Mercy Flight after his home exploded in the Town of Carlton this morning.

Leroy Brown lies in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital this afternoon. According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, a camper trailer at his 1193 Point Breeze Road simply blew up without warning, around 7:00am. The explosion destroyed a car-port and part of the attached house.

Leroy Bannister was sitting inside the house in an adjacent room, which was blown out by the blast. He was injured but did exit the house. His wife, 93-year-old Doris Bannister, was home but was not injured.

The rest of the house sustained heavy damage from an ensuing fire.

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