An explosion at Old World German restaurant during an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach, CA on October 5 has injured four people. Two firefighters and two civilians were injured in the blast. One of them was the owner of the bar who suffered burns over 38 percent of his body.
His sister, Cyndie Kaspo, told ABC7.com that the Southern California Edison underground electrical vault, where the explosion originated, blew up once before, 10 years ago. That explosion occurred around 4 a.m. when no one was in the restaurant, a sharp contrast to Saturday’s explosion that occurred around 8:30 p.m. amid a bustling Oktoberfest crowd.
Witnesses said the lights began to flicker and the power went out before a series of three explosions sent the horrified crowd running in all directions.
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