2 hospitalized after explosion sparks fire at San Juan Capistrano home
A fire at a home in San Juan Capistrano sent two people to the hospital on Sunday, June 9.
Flames and black smoke leapt from the second story window of a house on the 27000 block of Horseshoe Bend in photos posted to Twitter by the Orange County Fire Authority at about 1:11 p.m.
Two men were found nearby and transported to UCI Health Regional Burn Center in Orange with serious injuries, OCFA CApt. Tony Bommarito said. Their identities were not immediately released.
The two injured men may have been hired to paint the home, Bommarito said. Investigators believe an explosion or flash fire involving chemicals they had been using led to the blaze, he said.
The fire was mostly extinguished by 1:29 p.m., according to OCFA social media posts. However, crews remained in the area to salvage whatever property remained at the home Sunday afternoon.
Horseshoe IC: Knockdown on fire. Crews conducting salvage and overhaul. Priority now is to save as much personal property of the homeowner as possible. Both burn patients transported to UCI Burn Center with severe burns. pic.twitter.com/Otl6mcOCoQ
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) June 9, 2019