Explosion in Brandon sends man to trauma center

BRANDON, Fla. - A man was flown to Tampa General's trauma center with severe burns after an explosion and fire in a residential neighborhood in South Brandon, according to officials.  Deputies say a backyard barn may have been used as a meth lab.

Hillsborough County deputies responded to a report of three explosions and a fire near 836 Center Avenue in Brandon.

Fire Rescue spokesperson Ronnie Rivera said one person was severely burned.
 
A neighbor reported hearing an explosion, and then watching a man run out of a barn that was on fire.
 
The caller reported he then heard two more explosions.
 
Deputies are checking the barn for other victims and clues to what happened.
 
Stay with abcactionnews.com as the story develops.
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