SCHLESWIG, Iowa -- One man was life flighted to a medical facility after a Sunday afternoon camper explosion. 

According to a press release from the Crawford County Sheriff's Office, at around 1:59 p.m. Sunday an explosion was reported at a camper at 207 Cedar St. in Schleswig. 

Brett Nuzum, 28, of Kiron, Iowa, had opened the door of his camper to light a cigarette outside when it exploded. The camper was parked behind three buildings -- Cheeta's Bar and Grill, Crossgrain Woodworking and the Schleswig Community Building -- all of which suffered minor damage to their exterior walls.

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The camper itself was destroyed in the explosion. 

Nuzum was transported to the Crawford County Memorial Hospital by ambulance with burns to his face and hands, and was later transported by life flight to another facility to treat his burns. 

The cause of the explosion has not yet been released. The Schleswig Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Kiron Fire Department, Crawford County Ambulance and the Crawford County Sheriff's Office. 

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