Mesquite Man Killed In Oxygen Tank Explosion That Sparked Apartment Fire, Injured Firefighter

One person is dead and a firefighter has been injured in a late-night blast and apartment fire in Mesquite.

Oxygen Tank, Mesquite Fire Department

1/12/2022 3:27:00 PM

A man has been killed in a late-night oxygen tank explosion that sparked an apartment fire and injured a firefighter in Mesquite.

One person is dead and a firefighter has been injured in a late-night blast and apartment fire in Mesquite.

READ MORE:Investigation After Texas Sheriff Allegedly Regularly Seized Money From Undocumented Immigrants(credit: CBSDFW.COM)Firefighters tell CBS 11 News that they had responded to a medical call and were performing CPR on a man when his oxygen tank exploded and sparked the fire.

It’s unclear if the victim died before or during the fire, but officials say flames overtook the space quickly and crews tried to pull the victim out of the apartment but were unsuccessful. The responding crew didn’t have on fire gear while helping the patient, but quickly ran out, put on protective equipment, returned and carried the victim out.

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