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‘On fire from his boxers to his chest’: Mechanic suffers life-threatening injuries in Mansfield gas station fire

One mechanic suffered life-threatening burns when a Mansfield fuel station and auto restore store was engulfed in flames Wednesday, officers stated.

Employees of Canaan Fuels informed numerous media retailers an explosion occurred whereas one mechanic was welding close to flammable windshield wiper fluid.

Witnesses informed WBZ the mechanic was on hearth as he ran out of the constructing.

“The man was on fire from his boxers to his chest,” bystander Shannon Adams informed the station.

He was extinguished and ushered right into a police cruiser earlier than being taken to a Boston hospital by way of a MedFlight helicopter, police stated.

WBZ reported the person was in his 60s and has been working on the store for about 40 years.

Garage fires are particularly precarious, Mansfield Fire Department Chief Neal Boldrighini stated at a Wednesday press convention, since garages home so many flammable objects.

“We’ll have a determination report at a later date, but windshield washer fluid is alcohol-based,” Boldrighini informed reporters.

Firefighters prevented the blaze from spreading to the fuel pumps, however video reveals the principle space of the store engulfed in flames and billowing smoke.

Canaan Fuels plans to rebuild as quickly as doable, in keeping with a Facebook put up. 

The enterprise couldn’t be reached for remark Thursday morning.

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