‘A Whitehall man escaped serious injury when his attempt to wipe out yellow jackets literally exploded in his face Monday afternoon.
[..] Sekol put a dried Christmas tree over the grate and poured gasoline over it, according to Benner. At least some of that gas ran down into the storm sewer.
When Sekol lit it, the combination of warm air temperature and confined space caused the liquid gasoline and fumes to explode. [..]
[His wife] found her husband sitting on the grass near the sewer grate, with his hair and eyebrows singed.
”I guess he learned a lesson,” she said.’