Man hailed as hero after explosion at Oktoberfest

HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — Five people were hurt and revelers scrambled for safety when a series of explosions in an underground electrical vault sent flames shooting into the sky during an Oktoberfest celebration at a German-themed shopping and dining complex in Southern California, authorities said Sunday. The first blast blew a vault door off its hinges and knocked several people to the ground after firefighters responded to reports of a possible electrical fire Saturday evening at Old World Village in Huntington Beach, witnesses and officials said. Two firefighters and two restaurant employees were treated for minor injuries, according to Battalion Chief Jeff Lopez with the city's fire department. Bernie Bischoff, the owner of Old World restaurant, was seriously hurt, Oktoberfest spok
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