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Two men hurt in lawnmower explosion

Deputies say the two men, who are a father and son aged 46 and 18 years old, were working on a lawnmower when something sparked, setting off the explosion.

TOWN OF MAINE, Wis. (WFRV) - Two men were badly hurt Wednesday evening in a lawnmower explosion.

The Outgamie County Sheriff's department says it happened just after 7:30 at a home on highway 187 north of Shiocton.

Deputies say the two men, who are a father and son aged  46 and 18 years old, were working on a lawnmower when something sparked, setting off the explosion.

They say both men were severely injured, the older man was airlifted to a burn center in Madison and the younger man was taken to a local hospital.

There is no word on the exact cause of the explosion.

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