Woman Suffers 2nd, 3rd Degree Burns After Being Rescued From Seminole Home Explosion

Friday, January 15th 2021, 7:44 pm
By: News 9


Neighbors said drivers passing by rescued a woman from her home located in the 1300 block of Eureka Street in Seminole after it exploded Friday night.

According to neighbors, the woman was in bed when the explosion happened. Two men who were driving by at the time reportedly rushed inside to pull the victim out.

“One of them went straight in…they both managed to get out and they busted that window out right there and dragged her through there,” said Laura Jacene, neighbor.

The woman was in the front yard of the residence when firefighters arrived. They said she had suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns and was taken to a local hospital.

Fire officials said the blast caused extensive damage to the home.

“Complete structural damage. You can’t hardly walk around inside the house. Three walls are down on the ground over there,” said Chief Fielding Lucas with the Seminole Fire Department.

“When you walked in the house it was like a tornado hit. There were boards everywhere, you could hear the gas shooting,” said Jacene.

The victim’s condition is unknown at this time.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.