Man Caught On Fire After Explosion

An elderly man is in the hospital suffering from major burns after an explosion in his Lincoln home. Fire crews arrived at the man's house near 63rd and Holdrege Streets around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. They found the house filled with smoke and fire coming from the lower level.

Joseph  Carnes, 73 was taken to Saint Elizabeth's Regional Center. His wife tells Channel 8 he was renavating the basement when the explosion happened. Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.