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4 Injured in Tijuana Hotel Explosion

May 16, 2019

An explosion at a Tijuana, Mexico hotel just south of San Ysidro Port of Entry left several people injured and forced dozens of others to evacuate on Monday, the city’s fire department said.

About 50 Tijuana firefighters and some from several other agencies responded at 10:20 a.m. to the explosion at Hotel Campamento, less than a mile from the San Ysidro Port of Entry and just south of the Las Americas Premium Outlets.

At least two people were in critical condition and two others were injured, the Tijuana fire department said.

“They had first degree, second degree burns and they also had lacerations,” said Oscar Guillén, deputy director of the Tijuana fire department told Telemundo 20 in Spanish.

Nearly two dozen nearby buildings were evacuated, including two other hotels and a school. At least 116 people were reported to be displaced.

It was not immediately known what caused the explosion. Zeta Gas, which services the gas line to the building, was called to investigate. Hazardous materials personnel, military and city police were at the scene as well.

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