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Man, woman injured in Fallbrook apartment explosion

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Posted at 6:05 PM, Sep 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-19 23:15:48-04

FALLBROOK, Calif. (CNS) - Two residents of a Fallbrook apartment were injured Sunday in an explosion and fire inside a bedroom.

The fire was reported at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at a two-story apartment complex at 1433 S. Mission Road, according to Capt. John Choi of the North County Fire Protection District.

Residents said an explosion blew out a window of an upstairs apartment, Choi said.

Three fire engines from the NCFPD along with one engine from the Vista Fire Department put out the fire in the bedroom in about 20 minutes, the captain said.

A man, a woman and their dog all escaped from the burning apartment and were found downstairs by firefighters. The man suffered severe burns and was transported by air to UC San Diego's Regional Burn Center, Choi said. The woman suffered minor injuries and was also rushed to the burn center by ground transport as a precaution.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department bomb and arson unit was investigating the cause of the explosion and fire.