CRESTLINE (AP) — Firefighters say several oxygen tanks exploded when a Crestline home caught fire and burned down. Sparks damaged neighboring homes, killed some pets and forced evacuation of the neighborhood.
A woman living in the home was hospitalized with smoke inhalation. Fire Protection District Chief Michael Sherman told the Riverside Press-Enterprise it was her medical oxygen tanks that exploded and sent shrapnel flying.READ MORE: Judge Suddenly Recuses Himself In Sordid Orange County Sexual Assault Case
The fire was reported at 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Juniper Lane in the Valley of Enchantment, part of Crestline in the San Bernardino Mountains.READ MORE: Riverside County Sheriff's Department Releases Body-Cam Footage Of Fatal Shooting
Sherman says recent rain prevented further spread of the blaze.
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