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Idaho lawmaker's wife hurt in gun room explosion

Sunday, September 30, 2012
Action News

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.

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