Man burned in KCK while trying to fix air conditioner

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KANSAS CITY, Kan.  — A man hired by the owners of a house to fix an air conditioner was burned Sunday afternoon after a small explosion.  The incident happened at the house located in the 6100 block of Sloan Avenue.

Police said the worker was using a propane torch when suddenly there was a build up of gas, which ignited a small explosion.  According to the authorities, the man received burns on his arms and face and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The damage to the house was estimated to be around $5,000.  Investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion.

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