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Local House Explosion Victim Remains in Critical Condition

North Babylon resident continues treatment at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

A North Babylon woman who was was seriously injured in a house explosion last Tuesday in Brentwood, remains in critical condition at Stony Brook University Medical Center, a representative from the hospital's media relations said Tuesday.

Patricia Salegna-Maqueda, a State Farm Insurance representative was at the residence of 12 Prospect Drive in Brentwood regarding a claim submitted for flooding when the house exploded at 11:55 a.m. on Aug. 14.

Suffolk Police are eyeing two 200-pound propane that were installed outside of the home without a required permit as the source of the explosion, which also killed an 18-month-old boy and injured 17 others. Propane tanks larger than 20-pounds require a permit in the Town of Islip. No definitive cause of the blast has been made.

Hospital officials did not comment further on Salegna-Maqueda's injuries, due to privacy laws.

Mary McGarrity December 23, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Tricia ment everything to my daughter. She was her adult best friend. When she found out about Tricia's passing she cried and remembered all the good times they had together. Tricia is greatly missed. My daughter talks and thinks about her everyday. We'll see you in heaven Tricia. The greatest angle out their. Love and miss you Tricia R.I.P

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