Firefighters responded to the Home Depot near 36th Street and Thomas Road at about 10 a.m. and found a man suffering from burns to his hands and face, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.
Crews were able to keep the fire from extending into the rest of the building. Video from the scene showed a number of workers standing outside of the store. At this time, a building systems specialist is now working to determine whether the store is safe enough to remain open. No other information has been released, and it’s unclear whether the victim was an electrical worker or an employee at the store.
Firefighters said the man was working in an electrical room at the back of the store when the incident happened. Crews said he was transported to the hospital with significant burns to his face and hands. Authorities said no one else was injured in the incident. The man is not being identified at this time.
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
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