PRESTON, Iowa — Authorities said a man recently died at a hospital after being injured in an explosion at his Jackson County home last month.

Daniel W. Miller, 39, died Wednesday at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, according to Law-Jones Funeral Home in Preston.

Miller had been taken to Iowa City after a blast and fire at his home Aug. 16 in Preston. He was alone in the home at the time of the explosion.

Its cause still is being investigated. Sheriff’s department deputies said he told them before being taken from the scene that the last thing he remembered before the explosion was lighting a candle.

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