Lake Elsinore Diamond evacuated due to “storm ballpark locker room explosion” and victims airlifted to hospital
TWO people have been burned after a gas explosion at a minor league ballpark.
The incident is said to have happened on Friday afternoon at Lake Elsinore Diamond in California.
It is currently home to the San Diego Padres’ singles A minor league affiliate, the Lake Elsinore Storm. The explosion was confirmed by Riverside County/Cal Fire CBS Los Angeles.
While the cause of the blast has not yet been officially announced, it was reported that a natural gas line had burst in the home’s locker room.
Two people are said to have suffered “moderate injuries” and both had to be transported to a local hospital.
The stadium was evacuated and Storm’s game against the Inland Empire 66ers has since been postponed.
The storm is on Twitter called: “Due to an incident at the stadium, today’s and tomorrow’s game will be postponed until further notice.”
Currently runners-up in the California League South, the Storm are 20-16 and looking to recover from back-to-back losses.
With the Friday and Saturday games postponed, they next play the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Monday.
The US Sun has reached out to the Riverside County Fire Department for comment.
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