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Police: Propane explosion kills homeless man

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Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:18 PM

BROOKSVILLE A homeless man died early Monday morning after police say he accidentally set himself and his campsite on fire.

At roughly 5:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a brushfire in a wooded area close to 413 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, according to a Brooksville Police Department press release.

There they found the body of Larry Workman, a transient that officials learned was living on the property with permission from the owner.

A preliminary investigation has determined that Workman's portable propane tank leaked and then exploded, setting Workman's camp on fire while causing him fatal burns.

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