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Woman released from hospital after Posey Co. house explosion

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The scene on Highway 62 East on Saturday night. The scene on Highway 62 East on Saturday night.
MT. VERNON, IN (WFIE) -

A Posey County family is trying to move forward after losing everything in a house explosion this weekend. 

A woman who lived there was sent to the hospital with serious burns, but on Monday night, she was back with her family. 

Don Davis and Shelly Dossett lived in the Mt. Vernon home off Highway 62 West. While state fire marshals continue to work and find out what caused the explosion, Don and Shelly are just happy to be reunited outside of a hospital room.

Shelly lit a cigarette, and seconds later, the house burst into flames. The blast threw Shelly through a wall and caused serious burn damage to her body. 

Don, his nephew and his girlfriend were also in the home, but weren't seriously hurt.

But Don and Shelly are still looking for some of their family members. Four of their seven cats and one of their five dogs are still missing.

While they continue to search for their four-legged friends, Don says he's relieved to have his wife at a family member's home and not in a hospital bed. 

He says as they try to figure out what's next, they're happy to have their family and friends by their side, and people who have started a donation fund for the couple at a local restaurant.

Shelly was released from the hospital, but she is still in recovery. She has burns all over her body, some fourth degree. She'll be seen by a home nurse, but the family will still have to pay for medical bills. 

For those who would like to donate to help Don and Shelly, donations are being accepted at Tequila's in Mt. Vernon. There's a bucket in the restaurant for the couple.

Don says his four missing cats may have singed fur. The family tells 14 News they found out their missing dog died in the fire.  

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