Woman survives blast started by TV remote

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BILLINGS, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in southwest Missouri say a TV remote control probably triggered an explosion that destroyed a Christian County home.

The only person in the home at the time -- 66-year-old Cindy Curry -- was blown outside but had only minor injuries. Firefighters say it's amazing she survived at all.

Neighbors said they heard a huge boom when the blast occurred around 6:45 Tuesday morning.

Curry's husband, Jerry, says he smelled propane gas in the 10-year-old house late Monday. But the smell was gone Tuesday morning, so he went out to have breakfast with friends.

His wife then turned on the TV - and Billings Fire Chief Henry Bos says it appears the remote control ignited propane still in the house.

The couple lost two of their dogs and a bird.

Information from: KOLR-TV, http://www.kolr10.com

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