A 26 year-old Battle Creek man received extensive burns to his upper body, following an explosion at a home in the 100 block of North 26th Street.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene, at approximately 7 PM Thursday evening, the man was being helped from the home by his girlfriend. He was transported to the hospital in serious but stable condition.

The explosion caused significant damage to the home and upon investigation, authorities believe that the explosion was connected to drug use.

The home has been condemned by building inspectors.