Man Seriously Burned in Carpinteria Explosion
Photos: Carpinteria Fire Department
By edhat staff
A Carpinteria man suffered serious injuries following an explosion at his home on Thursday evening.
A crew from the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department arrived on La Manida Street around 7:15 p.m. and discovered a single-story home on fire. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames from extending into the rest of the home.
The fire was reportedly started by a resident using a metal cutting wheel in the garage when an explosion took place followed by fire.
The victim suffered serious burn injuries and was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital by ground ambulance.
The victim has been identified as Justin Rosenberger through a GoFundMe account that was created to raise money for medical costs.
Rosenberger is currently in the hospital burn unit down at the Grossman Burn Center. He reportedly sustained 2nd to 3rd-degree burns on his back and 22% of his body with a surgery scheduled for Monday.
Friends and neighbors have additionally set up a meal train to help support Rosenberger, his wife, and their young daughter.