MONETTE, Ark. — Authorities say a Craighead County Sheriff’s deputy and a city of Monette employee were injured when a shed exploded in northeast Arkansas.
The sheriff’s office said deputy Garland Tipton was injured in the blast Tuesday morning and Monette Mayor Jerry Qualls told KAIT-TV that cemetery caretaker Jamie Lisk is hospitalized in undisclosed condition with injuries from the explosion.
KAIT reported that Tipton’s injuries are described as “not major.”
The sheriff’s office said Tipton was called to the home for a welfare check and found that Tipton had locked himself in the shed and after knocking on the door, the shed exploded.
The suspected cause of the explosion has not been released.