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Barbecue grill in back of SUV explodes when woman lights up

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-14 16:09:52-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion of a propane barbecue grill being transported in her SUV.

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Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane tells news outlets that the grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento as she left a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on Sunday afternoon.

Lane says the woman and her husband were burned and their sports utility vehicle was severely damaged. The couple's injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.