Father wants answers about Murrieta gas explosion

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 20:34:36-04

MURRIETA, Calif. (KGTV) - The father of a solar power worker injured in a Murrieta explosion wants answers about the disaster.

Clay Borel’s 24-year-old son Anthony was working for Horizon Solar Panel the day the home blew up, KABC reported.

"He was in pretty bad shape. I could see the cuts, and his head, and his face, legs, burned real bad on his arms, legs and face,” the father said.

Anthony Borel was one of 14 people injured in the blast and can’t remember what happened that day. A man who worked for SoCal Gas died.

Borel's father wants to know why the area was not evacuated between the time the gas started leaking and the explosion, KABC reports.

"That's enough time to say hey, move to the other side of the street, get out of the blast zone, while we figure out what's going on, so we can eliminate the threat."

Murrieta Fire and Rescue told KABC it is investigating the incident.

KABC’s Rob McMillan contributed to this report.