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Nebraska Firefighter Injured in Smoke Explosion

Papillion firefighter burned in blast

(KETV Newswatch 7, YouTube)

FirefighterNation Staff

PAPILLION, Nebraska – A Papillion firefighter is in the hospital recovering from burns after being caught in a smoke explosion Saturday night.

KETV7 reports that Firefighter Joe LaPuzza suffered second degree burns to his hands after being caught in an explosion at the front door of the home.

Firefighter LaPuzza was putting on his gloves when the blast occurred, knocking him backwards.

We want to let you know that our Firefighter who was hurt tonight is stable and doing ok. Joe LaPuzza sends his thanks…

Posted by Papillion Fire Department on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Two other firefighters were also caught in the explosion.  One suffered a concussion.