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Blast burns Ulen man working on septic line

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ULEN, Minn. – A 33-year-old Ulen man suffered burns in an explosion while working on a septic line here Thursday, Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist said.

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Christopher Botzet was using a propane heater to try to thaw out the frozen septic line, Bergquist said.

When the heater quit, Botzet went to restart it and a buildup of propane gas ignited, creating a quick flashover that left Botzet with burns to his face, hands and abdomen, Bergquist said.

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