Fire Destroys Structure

TowandaThe fire was dispatched as a structure fire with an explosion.  El Dorado fire crews from two stations responded and arrived on scene to find a fully involved structure with one third of it collapsed.

An occupant on scene said he was lighting a wall furnace when an explosion occurred.  That person suffered first and second degree burns to his hands and neck.  He was transported by EMS to a Wichita hospital.

Fire crews remained on scene for over two hours cooling hot spots.

The fire is being investigated with assistance from several agencies.

*All photos by professional photographer Chad Wittenberg.  Check out his website at cwittenberg@smugmug.com 

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