Riverside County propane explosion injures 12 firefighters, 1 civilian

A propane explosion in Riverside County left about a dozen firefighters and a civilian hospitalized Monday afternoon.

Cal Fire and the Riverside County Fire Department responded to a truck fire near the intersection of Rancho California Road and Butterfield Stage Road in Temecula. According to firefighters, a liquid propane tank on the truck exploded, damaging two fire trucks and a civilian vehicle.

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The civilian suffered minor injuries and the 12 firefighters are being evaluated at area hospitals.

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