- A gas tank explosion in a house in Aguascalientes, Mexico, caused a fire and injured one person.
- The blaze was difficult for emergency services to contain and caused significant structural and material damage.
- Local media reported the presence of at least three gas tanks in the house, one of which was completely destroyed, and an active gas leak likely triggered the fire.
Aguascalientes recently became the site of a dangerous incident that left one person injured and required the quick action of emergency services. The incident occurred in the Libertad neighborhood of the state, where a house was consumed by flames.
In the video of the incident, neighbors can be seen recording the scene with their cellular devices as the building is engulfed in flames. Suddenly, a loud explosion is heard and the camera recording the scene is enveloped in the characteristic yellow, orange, and red colors of the fire. The explosion was caused by several gas tanks that were inside the building.
In the immediate aftermath of the explosion, people in the area can be seen running out of the building and pushing and shoving as they try to escape the unexpected danger. “Let’s go, let’s go!” a woman can be heard shouting, followed by the sound of a girl’s scream.
Elements of the Municipal Police and firefighters arrived on the scene to try to contain the fire, but the flames continued to spread and a cloud of smoke several meters tall was formed, creating an almost post-apocalyptic scene.
Despite the danger, people continued to gather in the area, with several corners and streets nearby crowded with civilians who wanted to learn more about what had happened in their neighborhood.
According to local media reports, at least three gas tanks were found in the house, one of which was completely destroyed, and there was an active gas leak that likely triggered the fire.
The owner of the house, who was nearby at the time of the incident, suffered first and second-degree burns to their chest, lower extremities, and airway. Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported them to a hospital.
Moments later, members of the state Civil Protection arrived to assess the damage to the house, which appeared to be significant due to the explosion. They will work with the Secretary of Urban Development to address the structural damage.
There was also material damage, including a Chevrolet car with burns to its bodywork and the houses of the neighbors living at numbers 254 and 159 of Naranjos Street, Libertad subdivision, which had their windows destroyed.