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Man badly burned after storage container explodes in Millersville

Hazmat crews investigating shipping container explosion in Millersville
Posted at 9:49 AM, May 04, 2022

MILLERSVILLE, Md. — A man was badly burned Wednesday morning after a storage container exploded in Millersville.

It happened just after 9am in the 1500 block of Jabez Run.

Anne Arundel County Fire officials say the victim opened the container, and about a minute later it blew up.

Another man who tried rescuing the victim also suffered minor burn injuries.

Investigators say the fire was accidental.

Apparently a leaky propane tank inside the container ignited when a heavy piece of equipment was started.

The fire itself was quickly extinguished, but the victim remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.