Man suffers second-degree burns in Fresno

Man suffers second-degree burns in Fresno

By Anthony Galaviz | The Fresno Bee

The Fresno Fireplace Department continues to examine what brought on a foodstuff truck to explode Friday afternoon in central Fresno.

The Earth Vegan truck caught fireplace and hurt two folks — a man and a boy — while parked at a Chevron.

The well-liked meals seller — that includes a trailer towed by a pickup truck — was parked at its frequent place at the gasoline station at the northeast corner of Shaw Avenue and Initially Avenue.

Fresno Hearth Department general public information officer Jonathan Lopez explained Saturday that investigators are searching into the blast. Just one of the propane tanks is acknowledged to have exploded.

“I’m not positive if that was the only issue,” he claimed.

Lopez included that the male experienced 2nd diploma burns to about a person-3rd of his overall body. The position of the boy is unfamiliar, Lopez reported. The guy is related to World Vegan, according to the fireplace company, but it was unclear if the boy is as properly.

Pics of the aftermath demonstrate intense harm inside of and outside the trailer as very well as to the pickup.

The metal sides of the foods trailer peeled off on 1 facet.

The blast sent particles traveling about 200 toes to the northwest. It also broke a window on a car throughout the street near a Chase financial institution branch, Fresno Hearth mentioned.

An air pump for car or truck tires and a trash can also caught fire, and a Carl’s Jr. signal in the vicinity of the corner was blackened. The windshield of the pickup truck was yellowed from the blast and fireplace.