Explosion in Cape Cod Home Leaves Man with Serious Burn Injuries

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts – A man in Cape Cod suffered serious burn injuries on St. Patrick’s Day after an explosion occurred inside his home, as reported by the Yarmouth Fire and Rescue Department. The incident, which involved a battery and resulted in a fire, took place around 12:20 p.m. at a residence on N Main St. All occupants were safely evacuated from the house.

According to officials, the explosion caused significant burns to the man’s hands, prompting his transfer to Barnstable Municipal Airport for airlifting to Boston for further medical treatment. In response to the fire, the Yarmouth Fire Department requested assistance from the Dennis and Hyannis Fire Departments at the scene to extinguish the blaze.

The fire’s origin, suspected to have stemmed from a battery explosion, is currently under investigation by the Yarmouth Fire Department’s Fire Investigator, in collaboration with the Department of Fire Services and the Town of Yarmouth electrical inspector.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with mishandling batteries and the potential hazards they can pose. It is crucial for individuals to exercise caution and follow proper safety protocols when using or storing batteries to prevent accidents like these from occurring.

This unfortunate event underscores the importance of prompt response and collaboration among emergency services in effectively managing and containing such incidents. The quick action taken by the Yarmouth Fire Department, along with the support from neighboring fire departments, highlights the dedication and commitment of first responders in ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.

As investigations into the cause of the fire continue, it is essential for residents to remain vigilant and proactive in ensuring their homes are equipped with necessary safety measures to prevent similar incidents in the future. By staying informed and practicing fire safety guidelines, individuals can help mitigate risks and protect themselves and their loved ones from potential harm.