Firefighters, Civilians Injured at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Celebration

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Two firefighters and two 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.

Explosion at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Causes Injuries

[LA] Explosion at Huntington Beach Oktoberfest Causes Injuries

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.



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