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Originally published Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 6:03 PM

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Hydrogen caused Whatcom County explosion

An explosion that injured a Whatcom County man was caused by hydrogen he was collecting for vehicle fuel.

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. —

An explosion that injured a Whatcom County man was caused by hydrogen he was collecting for vehicle fuel.

Sheriff Bill Elfo told The Bellingham Herald ( http://bit.ly/11Kd91M) that the man used an electrical current to separate hydrogen from water and captured the gas in a 5-gallon propane tank.

The tank over-pressurized and exploded early Wednesday in a blast that shook the community of Kendall near Mount Baker and sent 44-year-old Andry Lukyanchin to a Seattle hospital with serious burns.

Family members told investigators the man was conducting his own science experiments based on Internet videos.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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