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St. Francis County Man Killed When Tank Explodes

HETH, AR - St. Francis County authorities say the source of an explosion in Heth that killed a man this week appears to be an acetylene tank that was stored in a shed.

The bomb squad of the Arkansas State Police is investigating the blast, which killed 40-year-old James Boles.

The blast broke windows a quarter-mile away.  Investigators say the valve was open on the tank.

The explosion destroyed the shed and a couple of nearby travel trailers, in addition to the damage to nearby homes.

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