Employee severely burned in spray booth fire
CHULA VISTA, Calif. – An employee has major burns to 30 percent of his body after a fire erupted at a South Bay commercial district Monday afternoon, officials said.
A fire in a South Bay commercial district near the Sweetwater River damaged a shed and left a man suffering from first and second degree burns.
The employee was inside a spray booth at a cabinet shop on North Glover Avenue at 4:30 p.m. when a spray device caught fire, Chula Vista fire officials said. The man attempted to extinguish the fire on his own.
Medics took a man to a hospital for treatment, Lt. Buddy Magor said.
It was not immediately clear what sparked the fire.