BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County fire officials say a man was severely burned in an explosion at his Brooklyn Park home.

Officials say gasoline in the basement of the home in the 100-block of Franklin Avenue exploded on Saturday evening. The 41-year-old man was rushed to John Hopkins Bayview Burn Center with life-threatening injuries, including second- and third-degree burns.

An investigation into what triggered the explosion is underway.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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