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Lake Charles firefighters injured when oxygen tank explodes during house fire call

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 18:29:43-05

Two firefighters in Lake Charles received minor injuries after an oxygen take exploded during a firefighting operation.

The Lake Charles Fire Department says that Monday morning December 7, crews were dispatched to a house fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a mobile home. A person was reportedly trapped inside.

Firefighters gained access to the home and a search found no one inside. Officials say the missing person had already evacuated.

During firefighting operations, an oxygen cylinder exploded injuring two firefighters. Both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries and released.

On the morning of 12/7/20 T9 (first due), E5, E6, L6, T10, and DC45 were dispatched to a structure fire. Upon arrival,...

Posted by LCFD Fire Station 5 on Monday, December 7, 2020

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