Condition of victims of last week's Danville fire upgraded at UK Hospital

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Officials with the Danville fire department tell WKYT that have ruled out a meth lab inside a home as the cause of a fire that injured two people last Wednesday.

The official cause of the fire has still not been released. Officials say they are waiting to interview several witnesses before they release the official cause.

No word yet on whether charges will be filed in the incident.

Cameron Boling and Stephen Shepperson are now both listed in serious condition at UK Hospital. They were listed in critical condition.


Around 12:30 Wednesday morning, emergency crews were called to an apartment building along Patrician Place. They had the flames out by about 1AM, but the damage was already done.

"I keep saying I watch the news all the time about people getting burned out of their place. I just never thought it would happen to me...and it happened to me," said David Hunter.

Hunter lived in the upstairs unit. He says he was watching TV last night when he noticed an unusual smell, then, chaos.

"Next thing I know in five minutes, the whole building went to rocking! Boom! Big bomb, you know," he said.

David says he ran outside and found two people from the downstairs apartment in need of help.

"Skin was falling off and he ran back in there and grabbed the guy that was in the wheelchair, threw him out on the ground. He was smoking. It was a disaster, man," Hunter said.

Emergency workers airlifted those two men, Stephen Shepperson and Cameron Boling, to UK Hospital. After investigators went inside the apartment, they say they found some evidence of what may have caused the explosion. Police say they found a propane tank and some red dye, items they say may have been used as part of a meth lab. Hunter said he'd been concerned something like that could happen.

"I hope you all don't blow us up. They ain't paid me no mind, but I knew it was going to happen one day," Hunter said.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Shepperson was listed in critical condition. There was no information for Boling.

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