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Issue 20— Thursday, December 12, 2019
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Hunter Killed By Propane Explosion

WAYNE COUNTY — An 81-year-old hunter from Florida was killed last Saturday when a propane bottle exploded inside a hunting blind in the woods off Bridge Street in Texas Township, Wayne County.
Honesdale state police said physical evidence and interviews conducted at the scene indicated that Gregory Scheer, of Chiefland, Fla., was inside the hunting stand on the ground when a portable propane-powered heater possibly malfunctioned or was connected improperly, causing the attached propane bottle to explode.
Following the initial explosion and fire, two additional propane bottles that were nearby exploded as well, Cpl. Brian Rickard reported. Scheer was discovered deceased by his friend and property owner, who was nearby and heard the blasts.
A state police fire marshal responded to the scene to investigate the cause and origin of the fire. Official cause of death is pending further investigation.







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