3 hurt in Santa Cruz outbuilding explosion, fire
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 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.