One Person Transported After Fire in Odessa, Man Severely Burned

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A man burns nearly half of his body after his home explodes in Odessa.

40-year-old Joel Hutchinson is now in serious condition at a burn unit in Lubbock.

We're told 40 percent of his body is covered in burns.

The blaze broke out just after midnight at a trailer at the 400 block of Stoddard Street.

The Sheriff's Department says a propane tank caused the explosion.

The fire was put out quickly; however, the home was a total loss.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, it has been ruled accidental.