One seriously injured after RV explosion in Spanaway

Staff writerFebruary 6, 2014 

Courtesy of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue.

UPDATE as of 3:45 p.m. A 50-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to be treated for significant burns, Central Pierce Fire & Rescue spokesman Ed Hrivnak said, adding that he did not consider the injuries to be life-threatening. Hrivnak said there was propane, white gas, and gasoline in the RV. A propane lantern inside might have caused the explosion by igniting vapors from the fuels, he said.

INITIAL POST: One person was seriously injured this morning after an RV exploded in a Spanaway parking lot, according to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. The accident happened about 9:20 a.m. outside the Walmart Supercenter, 20307 Mountain Highway E.

Officials said the explosion was possibly sparked by storing fuels near an open flame.

This is a developing story. Check back later for details.

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