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    • February 18, 2014 7:39 AM CST
    • Grooming van flash fire!

      http://www.your4state.com/story/d/story/man-and-dog-seriously-injured-in-trailer-explosion/25039/hTQfzyD-tE6Jx6RF2dJAqA

       

       

      HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A man and a dog are seriously injured following a flash fire Monday morning in Hagerstown. 

      It happened around 8:23 a.m. on the 18608 block of Warm Spring Court at the mobile trailer business, Splish and Splash Pet Grooming. 

      According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the owner/victim Brandon Boyer received first and second degree burns to his upper torso. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for treatment. 

      They say an eight-year-old Border Collie had singed hair, and is being evaluated at a local vet. 

      A neighbor tells WHAG he initially heard an explosion that shook his home. He ran out and saw the owner running out of the trailer with the dog. 

      "He had pretty significant burns on his scalp, upper body and arm. So did the dog, but he was able to get the dog out as well. Looks like the dog will be okay. Just a little bit of shock and trauma," said Brad Selan, a witness on scene. 

      Officials say Boyer was making a house call when the flash fire happened. 

      Our crew was on the scene early Monday morning as the damaged trailer was being removed from the area. The doors were completely off the hinges and the windows were blown out.

      Estimated damages to the inside of the trailer are around $5,000. 

      The Maryland State Fire Marshal says the cause of the flash fire is still under investigation. 

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    • February 18, 2014 4:46 PM CST
    • Grooming van flash fire!

       

      Thank goodness they were both able to get out in time. Kudos to him for getting the dog out, and not just fleeing. Hopefully, they'll find out what caused the explosion and report on it, so other groomers can learn from his experience. I mean, what two products could he have mixed to cause an explosion? Did his dryer overheat? Did the trailer have faulty wiring? - could be any number of things.

    • February 18, 2014 5:12 PM CST
    • Grooming van flash fire!

      My guess is propane.

       

      Here's an update from Debbie Rowe of Frank Rowe and Sons:

      As many of us have heard by now, Brandon's trailer exploded while he was grooming. He managed to get himself and the dog he was grooming out of the trailer. While the dog suffered very minor injuries, mostly shock, Brandon is in the hospital with second degree burns, and will be undergoing surgery tomorrow. The reason for the explosion is still unknown. 


      Please, if you have a moment, send a get well card, or an encouragement card to Brandon. Here is his address. And Thank You. 

      Brandon Boyer, 5230 Warm Spring Rd, St Thomas, PA 17252

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