#Update: North Andover Fire officials say there was a “flash fire,” not a propane explosion, at this gas station on Osgood St. It happened while a worker and the driver of this camper were refilling the propane tank. The worker and driver suffered burns. pic.twitter.com/usiohJEBcp— Bernice Corpuz (@BerniceWBZ) June 18, 2018
NORTH ANDOVER, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Two people were Medflighted to Boston with serious injuries following what’s being described as a flash burn at a gas station in North Andover.
The gas station has been shut down as the cause remains under investigation.
a man driving a camper went to this Mobil gas station on Osgood street to refill vehicle’s propane tank, when something went wrong.
North Andover Fire Chief William McCarthy says a gas station employee and the driver suffered serious injuries including facial burns. another store employee ran out with a fire extinguisher.
Deputy Fire Chief Graham Rowe also responded to the scene.
The tank was eventually shut down. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating.
WBZ NewsRadio1030 Bernice Corpuz reports.