UPDATE: Longview woman fighting for life following explosion

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:03am

Longview officials have identified the couple hurt in the blast as Michael and Jean Jake.

Authorities tell KETK Michael has serious injuries. Jean's wounds are described as life threatening.

Two people were seriously injured in a house fire and explosion Sunday afternoon in the 100 block of Fairview Drive in Longview.

The homeowners, a husband and wife whose names were not released, were both taken to the hospital for treatment of burns, officials said.

The woman was transferred via helicopter to Parkland Medical Center in Dallas for treatment of life-threatening injuries from burns mostly to her upper torso.

Her husband also was taken to Parkland for treatment of serious burns to his lower body.

Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary said the fire started in the garage of the couple’s home when gasoline leaking from a motorcycle ignited.

The motorcycle had been cranked and was inside the garage when the fuel leak occurred, Zackary said.

Read the full report on the Longview News-Journal's website.


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