MAPUNAPUNA (KHNL) - A man was seriously injured, when flames erupted at a Mapunapuna business Thursday morning.
About 15 firefighters rushed to Clark's Petroleum Parts and Service shortly after 9 a.m. Authorities say a 28-year-old man was doing maintenance work on a tanker truck, when some liquid on the ground ignited.
The fire spread to some tires in the area. Paramedics say the worker suffered first-degree burns to his face and arms.
"I was in the restaurant, and I could hear them screaming," Paula Okamoto, witness, said. "They said, 'fire!' And I was like, 'oh, gosh.' So I ran back there. The owner from Clark and Petroleum's Parts and Service, she said, 'my son's on fire!'"