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Worker Badly Burned During Fire At Mansfield Gas Station


AUBURN, AND CHARLTON HAVE NOW BEEN RAISED TO HIGH RISK. ALSO BREAKING AT 6:00, NEW DRONE VIDEO OF AN EXPLOSION AT A GAS STATION IN MANSFIELD. WE’RE TOLD A WORKER THERE WAS BADLY BURNED WHEN A CAR HE WAS WORKING ON BURST INTO FLAMES. HE RAN OUT OF THE GAS STATION ON FIRE. HE WAS TAKEN BY MED FLIGHT FROM CANAAN FUEL ON PRATT STREET IN MANSFIELD. BILL SHIELD SPOKE WITH WITNESSES WHO JUMPED IN TO HELP HIM. THIS IS WHAT THE GARAGE LOOKED LIKE. TOTALLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. WHEN THE EXPLOSION HAPPENED, ALL THE MECHANICS GOT OUT EXCEPT ONE. SECONDS LATER, SHANNON ADAMS SAW A HORRIBLE SIGHT. THE THAT’S GUY RUNNING OUT ON FIRE. THE OWNER, DIDN’T HESITATE. THE OWNER OF THE GAS STATION, MIKE, RAN IN AND GOT A FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND HE PUT THE FIRE OUT. THE MAN WAS ON FIRE FROM HIS BOXERS TO HIS CHEST. SHE LIVES ACROSS THE STREET FROM CANAAN FUEL AND GARAGE. SHE’LL NEVER FORGET THIS DAY. SO I WATCHED THIS MAN ON FIRE AND COULD DO NOTHING ABOUT IT. THE MECHANIC WHO WAS BADLY BURNED HAD BEEN WELDING INSIDE WITH A TORCH. THEN THE EXPLOSION. I LIVE RIGHT HERE. AND I WAS PULLING UP. AND YOU COULD SEE IT. IT WAS RIGHT THROUGH THE ROOF AND COMING OUT THE TOP. FIRE INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT STARTED IT. BUT THEY KNOW WELL WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A REPAIR SHOP CATCHES FIRE. THERE’S A VARIETY OF THINGS IN THERE. INCLUDING GASOLINE. THAT MECHANIC WHO WAS BADLY BURNED WAS MED FLIGHTED TO A BOSTON HOSPITAL AND WE ARE TOLD

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