A FOOD truck explosion has left “two hurt with shrapnel that was thrown hundreds of feet” after residents reported a loud boom.
The shocking incident took place near a gas station in Fresno, California, on Friday afternoon.
The flying debris injured two people in total and broke a window at a Chase bank[/caption]
Fresno Fire officials are now investigating the explosion, Fox26 News reports.
The flying debris injured two people in total and broke a window at a Chase bank.
One of the victims is a child who sustained burn injuries and was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
The second victim is a male, associated with the trailer, who went to the hospital by a personal vehicle.
One of the injured went into a nearby business bleeding and requested help.
Fresno Fire Department’s PIO Jonathan Lopez told The Fresno Bee that The Planet Vegan food truck exploded, caught fire, and injured two people.
Lopez told the news outlet the truck had “some sort of explosion” and was engulfed in flames.
The trailer was connected to a pickup truck which drives the food truck around.
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When the explosion occurred, the food truck was parked in its usual spot at a Chevron gas station.
The Chevron is located at the northeast corner of Shaw Avenue and First Street.
Photographs taken at the scene show major damage to the inside and outside of the food truck, with parts of the metal on the side peeling off.
According to The Fresno Bee, debris flew approximately 200 feet northwest when the blast occurred.
In the wake of the explosion, an air pump for tires and a garbage bin caught fire.
Additionally, a section of a nearby Carl’s Jr. sign appeared blackened.
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