(Source: CBS 5 News) A person filling a propane tank was hospitalized with burns after a violent explosion at a filling station in north Phoenix.
Image from viewer-submitted video of the moment the blast occurred.
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
A person hauling a hot air balloon in a trailer was hospitalized with severe burns after a violent propane explosion at a filling station in north Phoenix.
The person had just finished filling four 7 1/2-gallon propane tanks for the hot air balloon when the 18-foot aluminum trailer mysteriously caught fire just before 11 a.m. at an AM-PM station at 19th Avenue and Rose Garden, according to Scott McDonald of the Phoenix Fire Department.
The fire ignited the four small tanks, which exploded next to a 2,000-gallon propane tank from which they had just been filled, McDonald said.
The fire quickly consumed the trailer and a Chevrolet Suburban that was pulling it.
A 40-year-old man was taken to a Valley burn unit with first-, second-, and third-degree burns, McDonald said.
No other information was immediately available.
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