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Explosion with injury resulting in a death

Explosion with injury resulting in a death

At approximately 3:00 pm, the Fullerton Police Department was dispatched to the area of Brookhurst and Commonwealth regarding an explosion.

Officers located a male who had climbed onto the transformer and subsequently caught on fire. He was transported to a local trauma center suffering from critical injuries as a result of the fire.  The male died the following morning of his injuries.

A sigalert was issued and traffic was diverted from the area for the next 2 hours. The affected areas include: Southbound Brookhurst at Commonwealth to Southbound Brookhurst at Valencia.