At 10:00 am Friday, Contra Costa County Firefighters responded to an explosion on the 500 Block of Sunnyvale in Walnut Creek. There was a reported explosion with multiple injuries which blew off the roof and side of the building.
The incident was a two-alarm response which also required 6 ambulances and 1-medical helicopter for a burn victim who was being airlifted to UC Davis.
According to radio traffic, 1 person was unaccounted for an firefighters could not search due to damage to the structure of the building. The building is a 4-unit building.
10:44 am Update:
1-paitnet by ground, 1 patient by air helicopter. Holding 2 units as a precaution and releasing 2 units. 1 patient unaccounted for–possibly trapped.
11:06 am Update:
Fire timer hit 50-minutes. Firefighters are still defensive on a portion of the fire and preparing to perform a search for an unaccounted for subject.
Note – all updates in short-form, will give more details as it happens.
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