Two burned in gas explosion inside Elsinore’s Diamond Stadium

The Lake Elsinore Storm’s Diamond Stadium is a premier sports venue at the heart of the city. Valley News/Courtesy photo

LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) – Two people were burned today in a natural gas
explosion at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore.

The blast occurred about 4:20 p.m. within the stadium building at 500
Diamond Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department.

The agency said multiple engine crews and other units were sent to the
location and found the two victims suffering from moderate burns to
different parts of their bodies.

Firefighters initially requested an airship to transport the patients
but decided it would be faster to send them by ambulance to nearby Inland
Valley Medical Center in Wildomar for treatment.

It was unclear whether they were employees or visitors to the venue,
where no baseball games were in progress Friday. According to the stadium
website, a concert is scheduled there on June 10.

Crews were investigating the cause of the explosion, which did not
ignite a fire. SoCal Gas Co. technicians were also summoned to assist.

There was no immediate word on whether the blast was a result of
faulty equipment or a ruptured gas line. Copyright 2023, City News Service, Inc.