Explosion injures woman in Buchanan County

A trailer explosion in Buchanan County sent a woman to the hospital with serious burns Sunday evening.

Posted: Oct 14, 2018 9:11 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2018 11:02 PM

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.)- One woman was injured in a trailer explosion just outside St. Joseph Sunday evening.

At 5:39p.m., officials received a call reporting a trailer explosion at 706 SE Moore Rd. in Buchanan County.

According to the South-Central Buchanan County Fire Department and the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office, a woman in her mid-30s suffered moderate to severe burns because of her proximity to the explosion. She was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. 

The fire department, along with the sheriff's department will assist the Missouri State Fire Marshall in a full investigation. 

KQTV will continue to update this story as more details are released.

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