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2 Firefighters Hurt When SUV Explodes On Highway Ramp

QUINCY (CBS) -- Two Quincy firefighters were hurt in an explosion at a car fire Tuesday morning.

The firefighters were called to the ramp from I-93 north to the Furnace Brook Parkway around 8 a.m. after a Boston EMS SUV caught fire.

Moments later, authorities say the master O2 cylinder in the vehicle exploded and blew debris at the firefighters. Equipment in the vehicle, including a first responders kit and oxygen tank contributed to the explosion.

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According to Boston EMS, the driver was headed to a special operations training meeting. The driver was not hurt.

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Two firefighters were taken to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where they were treated for injuries.

Both are expected to be o-k, according to the fire department.

 

 

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