Explosion and Fire on Bacon Street Sends Ocean Beach Resident to Hospital

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Fire investigator enters damaged studio. Screengrab from San Diego U-T.

An explosion and fire in an upstairs apartment building sent an OB resident with burn injuries to the hospital on Wednesday, July 11. The unidentified man’s injuries and their severity are not known.

Firefighters arrived after 911 calls came in after 2:20 pm and quickly doused the flames within 10 minutes at a two-story apartment complex on Bacon Street near Cape May Avenue. From Station 15 we’re assuming.

Fortunately, the fire was contained to a single studio apartment on the second floor.

According to Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz, the fire caused an estimated $70,000 in damage; $45,000 in damage to the structure and $25,000 in damage to personal property.

With the cause of the fire unknown at the time, the site was visited by arson investigators, hazmat specialists and police detectives. Battalion Chief Ed Kinnamon told the media:

“Because of the injuries that happened during the fire, we have everybody come and investigate to eliminate every non-issue, to determine the actual cause of the fire.”

Police detectives? Hazmat people? Do you think they’re thinking meth lab? Nah, not in OB – east county maybe, but not here.

Times of San Diego




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