Two people have been critically injured on Sunday by an explosion that occurred in a motel room in Northern California. They were taken to hospitals, but there is no other information released on their identity or their state.
The site of the explosion occurred at the Casa Linda Motel in San Jose and it is now being investigated by police as a crime scene. Firefighters were able to quickly subdue the fire and isolate the damage to the one room.
Fire Captain Mike Van Elgort says that the room looks like it had a flashover (when a fire spreads quickly across a big area due to intense heat/combustible material) and that the window was destroyed. The room was badly damaged and investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the suspicious explosion.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Fire officials in Northern California say two people were critically injured in an explosion inside a motel room that’s being investigated as a crime scene.
The Mercury News reports the explosion Sunday at the Casa Linda Motel in San Jose badly damaged one room. San Jose Fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort says the room looks like it had a flashover and that a window was blown out.
He says fire investigators consider the explosion suspicious and are trying to determine what caused the explosion. Both adults injured were taken to hospitals but no other information was released about them. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and no other units were affected, although they were evacuated while inspectors checked the building’s structure for damage.