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US Transformer explodes at Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach, injuring four people

09:15  06 october  2019
09:15  06 october  2019 Source:   latimes.com

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Ambulances and firefighters rushed to the scene of an explosion at Old World Village’s Oktoberfest in Huntingdon Beach , California, in which multiple people are believed to have been injured , local media report.

A transformer explosion has left "dozens" injured at Old World Village's Oktoberfest in Huntingdon Beach , California Firefighters and several people attending the festivities were injured , Huntington Beach Officials believe a transformer exploded . Resources are being brought in to treat 30 people .

Two firefighters and two patrons were injured Saturday night when a transformer exploded at the Old World Village's Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach, prompting an immediate evacuation, authorities said.

a person with red traffic lights at night: Firefighters respond to reports of explosion at an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach on Oct. 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)© KTLA Firefighters respond to reports of explosion at an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach on Oct. 5, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

A call came in after 8 p.m. about a transformer explosion at the festival, said Jeff Lopez, spokesman for the Huntington Beach Fire Department.

The injuries of the four people hurt in the underground electrical vault explosion were described as minor, an official said.

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California Oktoberfest explosion : Three horror blasts go off at major city event. DOZENS of people are feared injured after a utility pole exploded at an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntingdon Beach An explosion has hit an Oktoberfest celebration in California (Image: kylen1972 Twitter ).

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A video posted on social media showed a large fireball erupting at the site in the 7500 block of Center Avenue. Several witnesses said they heard up to three explosions.

Pat Brassil, 27, was standing outside one of the festival's tents waiting for his fiance and sister to return from the bathroom when he saw flames shoot out from another tent near the entrance.

He said this sent him scrambling to find his fiance and moments after they were reunited, another blast occurred.

"It just lit up the sky," he said. "Everyone was going pretty crazy and screaming."

"The tent exploded once and then exploded again in the same spot."

More than 360 customers in the surrounding area were without power as of 9:50 p.m., said

Susan Cox, a spokeswoman for Southern California Edison, said the utility was still trying to determine what caused the explosion.

More than 360 customers in the surrounding area were without power as of 9:50 p.m., she said.

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