SOUTH YARMOUTH - One person was transported to Cape Cod Hospital after being injured in a barbeque grill fire around noon on Tuesday. The fire broke out at the entrance to a garage attached to a home at 9 Janice Road in South Yarmouth. Neighbors had called 911 to report a grill explosion, according to the Yarmouth Fire Department.
Prior to multiple units arriving on scene, Yarmouth Police Sgt. Chris McEachern extinguished the fire with a handheld extinguisher, preventing the fire from spreading to the home.
The victim reportedly sustains burns to his face. According to a Yarmouth fire release, the sole occupant of the home had been trying to burn cardboard in a small open grill with gasoline. When he attempted to light the cardboard, the gasoline vapors exploded spreading fire to surrounding trash and a small gas can.
The Yarmouth Fire Department has ruled the fire accidental.
The victim's condition is unknown.