SUMNER COUNTY —Two men injured in Monday’s home explosion and fire in rural Sumner County remain hospitalized.
According to a GoFundMe page established for the victims, a father and son-in-law team of Rick McPhail and Robert Anglin were working on a home renovation at 1200 Block of N. Geuda Springs Rd. in Sumner County when the whole home exploded.
McPhail was thrown from the second floor and landed in the rubble, breaking his leg and both feet. He pulled himself to safety.
Anglin who had been in the basement was fully engulfed in flames. He managed to pull himself out of the active fire before he collapsed next to McPhail on the ground.
McPhail is expected to recover after surgeries on his leg and feet, according to the page.
“Anglin remains in a coma, with 2nd and 3rd degree burns to over 80% of his body and is fighting for his life.”
Fire officials investigated and determined that propane caused the explosion.