UPDATE: Mother, daughter injured in Grayson County home explosion

Published: Jan. 29, 2020 at 8:39 PM CST
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As our sister station WAVE 3 reports, a mother and her young daughter have suffered severe burns after their home exploded Wednesday evening in Millwood, but are expected to be okay.

Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says Angela Young and her daughter Johanna, 7, were airlifted to hospitals in Louisville after it happened around 7:15 Wednesday evening.

As of 12:45 a.m. Thursday, family members told WAVE 3 that Angela is stable and being taken care of. They say the daughter, Johanna, has injuries to her head, arm and back, but is expected to be released and go home on Thursday.

Angela Young’s son, A.J. Scanlon, and her father, Bremis Hudson, told WAVE 3 News at the site that the home’s gas tank had been filled around 3 p.m., but the gas serviceman reported smelling gas on the property after filling it up. Hudson told his daughter when she returned home from work around 7 p.m. not to stay at the house overnight in case there was a gas leak.

Scanlon and Hudson said Young’s house exploded, shaking nearby homes for several miles, as the victims were walking out of the house.

Young and her daughter were badly burned, according to their family members, but coherent and talking as emergency crews responded to the scene.

WAVE 3 News was told Grayson Sheriff’s Office, EMS and Fire, a medical helicopter, Leitchfield Fire and Police departments were the first agencies to respond after the explosion.

It has not been confirmed by emergency officials or investigators that a gas leak caused the explosion.


At least two people are injured after a home exploded in Millwood.

The Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins says two people were flown to the hospital after it happened around 7:30 Wednesday night.

Police still don’t know what caused the explosion. WAVE 3 News was told Grayson Sheriff’s Office and EMS and Fire, a med chopper, Leitchfield Fire and Police department are all working the scene.

Millwood is a small community west of Leitchfield.

We will update this story as we learn more information.