[UPDATE 10:45 p.m.–Video Added] Structure Fire With Explosion and Injuries in Rio Dell
As of 6:50 p.m., emergency personnel are responding to a structure fire in Rio Dell. Multiple people reported an explosion on the 120 block of First Avenue to 911. There are reports of multiple people with injuries.
UPDATE 7 p.m.: “The male I am out with has burns all over his body,” according to an emergency responder. A woman suspect has fled.
UPDATE 7:01: Two patients with burns over 90% of their bodies, according to reports from the scene.
UPDATE 7:06 p.m.: Another view of the fire.
UPDATE 7:20 p.m.: There is a report of a third patient with burns.
UPDATE 7:23 p.m.: According to scanner traffic there is a 22-year-old male with facial burns that appears to be the third patient.
In addition, one of the fire department’s vehicles has been involved in a traffic collision on Atlanta and First.
UPDATE 7:32 p.m.: The first patient is a 21-year-old male with burns covering 60 to 80% of body. “Is in severe pain,” reports medical personnel.
The second patient is also a 21-year-old male with burns on his arms and face, according to personnel. There is no information on the third patient.
UPDATE 7:50 p.m.: A video of the fire by Jacque Torres, Reporter for The Trader magazine.
UPDATE 8:15: Another video. This one by Lindsay Todd.
UPDATE 8:45 p.m.: And another video this one by Desirae Wilson:
UPDATE 10:45 p.m.: Video and photo by Ricky Sager show one of the victims being loaded into an ambulance and the aftermath of the fire.