Valdosta Explosion Sends Three To The Hospital

By: Bailey Myers Email
By: Bailey Myers Email
There are no known fatalities, but the Valdosta Fire Department tells us at least three people were hospitalized.

Credit: Leigh Amiot

By Bailey Myers
August 14, 2013

Tallahassee FL - When emergency responders arrived on scene they immediately put one man on a helicopter heading for a burn relief center.

According to the South Georgia Medical Center, Two other men were brought to their hospital. One was later air lifted to a hospital further south.

Family members identified the third man as Jamie Mitchell. He was treated for burns along his arms and ear and later released from the medical center this afternoon.

Mitchell's brother, Robert Frazier explained, "I just could feel how scared he was. How he was trying to get out of the way and plus he was wondering how the other guys were that were closer to the really bad part-- you know. We just hope they be all right."

Authorities have not released the names of the other two people involved in the fire.
And while they have confirmed there are three victims. They are still investigating whether or not more people could have been caught in the explosion.


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