Sanford man Seriously Burned in Backyard Explosion

Sanford - An explosion in Sanford has left one man in the hospital with burns to over 90 percent of his body.
The State Fire Marhal's office says 39 year old Thomas Basinger was tending to his outdoor wood furnace this afternoon when a flammable liquid he was using exploded.
 
His wife Karen was able to use a garden hose who extinguish the flames, but the damage had already been done.
 
He was taken by ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital where his current condition is unkown at this time.
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Lindsey joined the WVII ABC7 and WFVX FOX Bangor news team in January of 2012. Raised in Arlington, Mass., Lindsey graduated from Endicott College located in Beverly, Mass. where she majored in Communication. While attending college on the North Shore Lindsey ran the campus newspaper, the Endicott Observer, lead the Endicott Gulls field hockey team as Captain in the 2009 & 2010 seasons, and played for the women’s club hockey team.

For two years Lindsey worked at WCVB Channel 5 News Boston as an ENG producer and writer, while also filling in for various positions in
Chronicle, the station’s nightly news magazine. Additionally, Lindsey contributed to the production of two MDA Labor Day telethons.

When she’s not in the field she can be found on the ice. Lindsey helps out with Brewer’s Youth Hockey Learn to Skate & Learn to Play program and plays on a men’s league team. She also helped to establish Brewer’s first youth under-12 girl’s hockey team.

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