Propane blast hospitalizes man in Coachella


Authorities said the extreme desert heat forced two propane tanks in the man's truck bed to leak. That combined with static electricity caused a huge explosion.

The driver of the truck was hospitalized, while his three passengers escaped uninjured. More than a dozen people at a nearby McDonald's were evacuated.

Fire officials are warning people to be very careful if transporting propane on extremely hot days.

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