One person severely burned in gas explosion on Cleveland’s east side

CLEVELAND - Cleveland firefighters were  called out to the scene of a house explosion on the east side of the city Sunday evening.

Fire officials tell Fox 8 that the explosion occurred at a home on Quincy Avenue sometime around 7:30 p.m. As they arrived they found a man in his 30's on fire. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with full-body third degree burns.

The house involved was an unoccupied townhome and that a gas explosion caused the windows of the home to blow out. The injured man was not a legal resident of the home.

This is a breaking story. Fox 8 will have more updates as they become available.