SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Cruz are calling a gas-fueled explosion and fire that left three men badly burned suspicious.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/15Eisi8) that the blaze at a small outbuilding next to an apartment began after multiple explosions around 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Fire officials say three men in their 20s suffered second and third-degree burns. They were flown to a San Jose-area burn center.
Santa Cruz Deputy Police Chief Rick Martinez says the fire is suspicious and may become a criminal investigation.
Information from: Santa Cruz Sentinel, http://www.santacruzsentinel.com
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