Man injured in explosion, fire at OB apartment

One person suffered burn injuries in a reported explosion and fire at an apartment in Ocean Beach.

SAN DIEGO — A man suffered burn injuries in a reported explosion and fire at an apartment in Ocean Beach that caused an estimated $70,000 in damage, authorities said Thursday.

Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion at about 2:20 p.m. Wednesday at a two-story apartment complex on Bacon Street near Cape May Avenue, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.

Light smoke was seen coming from the roof when the first crews arrived and firefighters knocked down the flames within 10 minutes.

One person was taken to a hospital with burn injuries, San Diego Fire- Rescue Battalion Chief Ed Kinnamon told OnScene TV.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known, but the flames were contained to a single studio apartment on the second floor.

The fire caused an estimated $45,000 in damage to the structure and $25,000 in damage to personal property, Munoz said.

Information about the severity of the victim’s injuries was not immediately available.