SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette

SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette

  • ORLANDO, Fla. – A propane tank being hauled in an SUV exploded Sunday afternoon when a passenger lit a cigarette while the vehicle was in front of the entrance to the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando police said.
  • The Orlando Police Department said a driver and a passenger were driving a Kia Sorento with a barbecue grill inside.
  • Police said the grill, which was turned on, had a propane tank attached that was open and connected.
  • The passenger in the front seat lit a cigarette, police said, and that’s when the explosion happened.
  • Police said the vehicle was severely damaged, and the driver and passenger were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and burns.

The grill's propane tank was open and connected when the cigarette was lit.

@10NewsWTSP: SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette

ORLANDO, Fla. – A propane tank being hauled in an SUV exploded Sunday afternoon when a passenger lit a cigarette while the vehicle was in front of the entrance to the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando police said.

The Orlando Police Department said a driver and a passenger were driving a Kia Sorento with a barbecue grill inside.

Police said the grill, which was turned on, had a propane tank attached that was open and connected.

The passenger in the front seat lit a cigarette, police said, and that’s when the explosion happened.

Police said the vehicle was severely damaged, and the driver and passenger were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and burns.

SUV carrying grill blows up when woman lights cigarette

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