CARLTON, NY - A 92-year-old man was injured Tuesday morning in an explosion and fire in Carlton, Orleans County.
Firefighters from six fire departments were called to 1173 Point Breeze Road after an explosion at the residence about 7:20 a.m., according to Orleans County emergency dispatchers.
Leroy Bannister, 92, was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment, dispatchers said. His 93-year-old wife Doris was also home at the time, but was not hurt.
According to the Sheriff's department, the explosion originated in a camping trailer that was parked inside a partially enclosed carport attached to the house.
The blast destroyed the carport and trailer and the fire that followed caused extensive damage to the house.
The couple was rescued by their son and three grandchildren who live next door. The Red Cross was called in to help.