Abilene woman burned in Sunday house explosion, fire dies


ABILENE, Texas - A 49-year-old woman severely burned in a Sunday house explosion and fire in Abilene has died.

Kimberly Bien was pronounced dead about 12:30 p.m. Monday at the University Medical Center's burn unit in Lubbock. Bien suffered second- and third-degree burns over 80 percent of her body.

Abilene fire investigators say the cause of the explosion was a gas hose that had been disconnected from a stove and then not properly turned off.

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