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Ethan Hooper, 25, was airlifted to a Missouri hospital, firefighters said.
Thirteen cats in the house, however, did not escape and were killed.
Mountain Home Fire/Rescue arrived at the scene at 8:35 a.m. today, shortly after Hooper escaped.
Fire Chief Ken Williams said the fire was apparently started by a freestanding kerosene heater catching nearby combustibles on fire.
Following that, the front section of the house apparently exploded.
Showing damage to the front part of the house with the rest of the house relatively undamaged. (Mountain Home Fire/Rescue Facebook photo by Greg Ifland)[/caption]