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Car battery fire sends 6 to hospital

12:04 PM, Jul 19, 2013   |    comments
Flagler County Sheriff's Office
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FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. - Officials in Flagler County said a car battery that exploded in a Palm Coast home sent six people to a hospital.

Peter Miroshnik, 55, was working on a car battery on the kitchen table of his home on Westminster Drive a little after 11 p.m. when the battery blew up.

He had burns to his lower legs and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center's burn unit.

Other family members, including three young children, were treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

The smoke damage was so significant inside the home, the Red Cross is helping the family with immediate needs.

While investigating, deputies found five small marijuana plants in the home.


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