1 dead, 2 injured in explosion near CA Marine base

COLEVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say one person is dead and two others are injured following a propane-related explosion in military housing in Coleville near the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

Marine spokesman Nicholas Mannweiler says the blast was reported at 9 p.m. PST Friday in a residence in the base's privatized family housing area, located about 30 miles from the Bridgeport base.

He says other structures were damaged and 14 families were displaced.

Mannweiler, the public affairs director for the base, says the two injured were rushed to area hospitals suffering from burns and shock. He did not have further details.

He says the blast was related to the housing unit's propane distribution system and was not associated with activities at the Marine base.

Officials say the base fire department and Antelope Valley volunteer fire department responded to the call, with CHP assisting.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 138705614 - local8now.com/a?a=138705614