Colfax Avenue food truck explosion leaves one with facial burns

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A Denver Biscuit Company "Biscuit Bus" is seen at an event in Civic Center Park. (Credit: Company Twitter page)

DENVER — An explosion on a popular food truck Friday night left one restaurant employee with facial burns, the Denver Fire Department said.

A pair of Denver Biscuit Company food trucks were parked behind the company’s brick-and-mortar location near Colfax Avenue and Adams Street, firefighters said. Workers were switching out a propane tank shortly after 8 p.m. when one of the tanks began leaking, and somehow ignited.

There was a small explosion that sparked a fire on one of the Biscuit Buses, firefighters said. The blaze was quickly contained, but one employee suffered burns to the forehead. The person was conscious and alert while being taken to the hospital, firefighters said.

The victim’s condition was unknown Saturday.

 

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