Explosion sends one to hospital

Explosion sends one to hospital

One person is recovering this afternoon after an explosion blew off the top a barrell.

It happened around 8:45 a.m. today at a home on Charity Lane near Scott Road in Madison County.

Hazel Green volunteer fire crews arrived within minutes and found one man with burns to his head and neck.

Witnesses say he was trying to open a metal barrell in a garage when the contents inside exploded, setting the front of the garage on fire.

There's no word on what was inside of the barrell.

Fire crews say it looks as if the man suffered 2nd degree burns.

He was rushed to Huntsville Hospital.