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Outdoorsman Gary Hodgson<br />(Source: John Quenell)
Outdoorsman Gary Hodgson
(Source: John Quenell)

Explosion at Lake Placid Elementary Injures Retired Ranger, Frightens Children

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An explosion at Lake Placid's elementary school yesterday injured Gary Hodgson, a retired New York State Forest Ranger. Hodgson suffered burns and lacerations when a fire-making demonstration ignited a horn of flamable black powder. A number of students were taken to the emergency room in Lake Placid. The school was evacuated. Hodgson is reportedly in stable condition. Chris Knight has details.

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Chris Knight
Adirondack Correspondent

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