Explosion at Farmington apartment complex sends one to hospital

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FARMINGTON (News4Utah) – One man was critically injured in an explosion at an apartment complex in Farmington.

Farmington police said they got a call of a reported explosion around 6 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived at 736 West State Street, they found a garage door had been blown out of the apartment complex. 

There was one man inside the garage at the time of the explosion. He was transported to University of Utah Hospital Burn Center by helicopter.

Nearby apartments were evacuated. 

“It just sounded like someone dropped a bathtub,” said Jacob Arellano, who lives in the complex. “It rattled the entire apartment,” he added.

“It sounded like a mortar went off right outside of our window… You felt the building shake,” said another resident who lives in a nearby building at the complex. 

FACEBOOK LIVE VIDEO: Hear from neighbors immediately following the explosion and Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen about what happened. 

Police and fire crews are working to determine the cause of the explosion. They asked for help from local Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials due to their expertise with incidents like this one.

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