Blast Blows Roof Off Julian Home

The blast could be felt as far as two blocks away

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011  |  Updated 7:14 AM PDT
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The blast occurred just after 6 p.m. at the home on Salton Vista Drive near Dolores Drive and could be felt as far as two blocks away.

The blast occurred just after 6 p.m. at the home on Salton Vista Drive near Dolores Drive and could be felt as far as two blocks away.

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Two Julian residents suffered severe burns when an explosion lifted the roof off their home Tuesday.

Lorraine Craighead and Rodger Spillman were airlifted to the hospital, both with severe burns according to San Diego County sheriff’s deputies.

The blast occurred just after 6 p.m. at the home on Salton Vista Drive near Dolores Drive and could be felt as far as two blocks away.

Authorities think it may have been caused by a gas leak behind a clothes dryer that was being installed.

Craighead was in bed at the time of the blast and was trapped for a short time by drywall that fell on her, according to CalFire crews.

Both victims are in their 60's.
 

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