May 7, 2021: Two Injured After Fuel Tank Explodes in Maryland

A fuel tank exploded at Advantage Landscaping and Construction in Hagerstown, MD shortly before noon on Thursday. Two people were injured, one critically, during the explosion.
According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, one man was attempting to weld a 100-gallon portable fuel tank to the back of a flatbed truck. It is believed that around 20 gallons of off-road diesel was still inside the tank at the time of the explosion. One person was engulfed in flames and is currently in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center. Another victim was thrown to the ground during the explosion and suffered non-life threatening injuries .

One man in critical condition after fuel tank explodes, another injured