Firefighters, Civilians Injured at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Celebration - NBC Southern California

Firefighters, Civilians Injured at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Celebration

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    4 Hurt in Explosions at Oktoberfest

    Crews have been working to fix an underground vault that exploded during an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach. Christine Kim reports live for Today in LA on October 6, 2019. (Published Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019)

    Two firefighters and three civilians suffered minor injuries Saturday after an electric explosion at the Old World Village's Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

    About 15-20 minutes before the explosions, someone called the fire department after lights at the event began flickering. A four-person crew responded, Huntington Beach Fire Department Chief Jeff Lopez said, and went to investigate an underground vault.

    When they opened the vault, there was a first explosion, the HBFD said. Then, there were two more explosions, sending flames shooting high into the air.

    Firefighters called for help from the fire crews at around 8:19 p.m., the HBPD said.

    2 Firefighters, 2 Others Hurt in Huntington Beach Explosions

    [LA] 2 Firefighters, 2 Others Hurt in Huntington Beach Explosions

    Two firefighters and two other people were injured in an electrical explosion in Huntington Beach. Rick Montantez reports for NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019)

    The explosion took place in the 7500 block of Center Avenue.

    Newschopper4 Bravo observed at least two firefighters on stretchers and a crowd of people evacuated, including people dressed in traditional German attire.

    In addition to the event evacuation and the injuries, a large power outage was visible as Newschopper4 Bravo was flying over the scene.

    As of Sunday morning, one person remained hospitalized with moderate to severe injuries. 300 Southern California Edison customers lost power during the incident but power was restored just before 9 a.m.

    Explosion at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Causes Injuries

    [LA] Explosion at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Causes Injuries

    An explosion in Huntinton Beach resulted in multiple injuries on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019)

    A spokeperson for Oktoberfest said they are still planning on holding a family-friendly event Sunday from 2 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 

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