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Lawmaker's Wife Hurt in Gun Room Explosion

EMCSEMCS Member Posts: 4,063
edited October 2012 in General Discussion
Idaho Lawmaker's Wife Hurt in Gun Room Explosion

BURLEY, Idaho September 30, 2012 (AP)

Fire officials say the wife of an Idaho lawmaker was injured when a room that they had converted into a gun safe exploded.

The Times-News ( ) reports that Amy Wood, the wife of state Rep. Fred Wood, was taken by air ambulance to a Utah hospital with second-degree burns on her face and hands after the explosion Saturday night in southern Idaho.

Idaho House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke said Fred Wood, R-Burley, received minor injuries.

Burley Fire Chief Keith Martin said the couple was eating dinner when the explosion occurred. Amy Wood was on the back patio - which is directly over the gun room - and the blast apparently caused the slab to collapse into the room below.

The cause of the explosion is not yet known.


  • fishkiller41fishkiller41 Member Posts: 50,608
    edited November -1
    Thank you sir for putting another "lefty ammo" post on google
  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 19,954 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Looks like someone wanted out of that relationship. Or was it a political ploy to get in to a higher position?
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    never store reloading supplies or ammo in a steel safe. A paper bag is better[:0][:0] powder and ammo is fairly safe. if not contained in something that will not let pressure build . You can drop ammo into a Tin stove and when it goes off it will not even go through the tin. Did this by accident when I was just a kid.
  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think that we are missing an important piece of information. We need to wait for the state fire marshal's report.

    Is anyone familiar with the area? Are there natural gas lines? Do folks use propane? Petroleum pipelines?

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