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Published May 31, 2012, 02:42 PM

Minnesota teen hurt in black powder explosion

OTTERTAIL, Minn. (AP) — A rural Ottertail teen is recovering from burns after some black powder he was playing with exploded.

OTTERTAIL, Minn. (AP) — A rural Ottertail teen is recovering from burns after some black powder he was playing with exploded.

The Otter Tail County sheriff's office says the 17-year-old was near his home when the accident happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/K02yCZ ) reports the boy's skin and clothing were burned.

Sheriff's Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons says the boy suffered second- and third-degree burns to his arms, chest and face. He was taken to Perham (PUR'-uhm) Health and later taken to a Twin Cities hospital. His condition was not available Thursday.

Fitzgibbons says the black powder was found in a storage area and was about 80 years old.

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Information from: The Daily Journal, http://www.fergusfallsjournal.com/

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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