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Huntington Beach, CA (October 7, 2019) – Several people were taken to the hospital following a series of explosions that occurred at the Old World Village complex on Saturday evening, October 5th. The incident took place at approximately 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of Center Avenue and Huntington Village Lane during the Oktoberfest celebration.
According to officials with the Huntington Beach Fire Department, responders were dispatched to the scene for what was believed to be a transformer fire. Upon arriving, personnel opened up the underground electrical vault and the first explosion occurred. That explosion was followed by two more which resulted in flames darting through the air.
Medical crews responded to the incident where they transported two civilians and two firefighters to a local area hospital. The current conditions of the victims have not been confirmed and authorities are searching for the cause of this incident.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recoveries.
The national average was reported to be 2.3 deaths and 9.3 injuries per 1,000 fires in 2017. Fires and explosions in California, like any other state, are often among the most dangerous situations that one may encounter. Following an injury caused by a fire or an explosion, it is crucial to understand that you may have serious rights moving forward.
Unfortunately, catastrophic or fatal accidents can occur at any time, subsequently leaving victims and their loved ones with not only the pain and suffering but extremely high expenses as well. While it may be difficult, it is important for both victims or a bereaved family to understand the value of experienced representation at this time.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys are committed to holding negligent and blatantly criminal parties accountable for the devastation they cause. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a fire or explosion due to no fault of the victim, please don’t hesitate to leave us a message or call (844) 629-3476 for a free consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys today.
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