A police dash cam video captures a dramatic scene in the South of California on Thursday, when a mobile home explodes just seconds after the police rescue of a man from the burning structure.
Cypress Police department and Orange County Fire working an active structure fire on Lincoln west of Moody. Avoid the area to allow emergency responders room to work. pic.twitter.com/tJaBPxAY8Y
— Cypress Police PIO (@Cypress_PD_PIO) March 15, 2018
Others in the Cypress area, about 30 km south of downtown Los Angeles, having regard to the clear of the field in the nick of time, but unfortunately the man was hospitalized in critical condition with burns sustained prior to the explosion.
“We pulled him. He was hanging on to something very tightly, and that broke, and we got him just before the blast,” said Officer Melissa Woods of the Cypress Police Department.
The ordeal began when Cypress fire department responded to a call in a mobile home park in the early afternoon and find the unity of fire and flame, Capt. Larry Kurtz of the Orange County Fire Authority, told the Orange County Register.
34 OCFA firefighters managed to contain the fire to spread to adjacent mobile homes, Kurtz said. Firefighters extinguished the flames in 20 minutes.
The man who was burned, was allegedly not a resident of the unit that burned, and it is unknown whether he lived elsewhere in the mobile home park or a visitor.
Kurtz said the man was sent to the UCI Medical Center to be treated. The OCFA has determined that the explosion was caused by oxygen tanks.
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