A Bay of Plenty man caught in a chip-heater explosion is out of a coma and "doing really well", says his wife.

Aaron Seymour, 39, was put in a 48-hour induced coma at Tauranga Hospital after Thursday's blast at the Range Rd, Papamoa, home he shares with wife Trudie and their children, Heidi, 8, and Angus, 6.

The explosion caused serious damage to the inside of the house.

"The hospital staff couldn't believe how he has come out of it," said Mrs Seymour.


"He's doing really well. He's stable and they've just got to get the pain under control."

Mrs Seymour said her husband might have nerve damage in one arm.