Hemet residents flee explosive carport fire

Witnesses report clothes burned off one man, others injured escaping Photo by John Strangis/En MediaInvestigators assess the damage on the scene after the flames are put out. ■ Taj Shorter / Reporter In the early hours of Friday, June 15, residents of Carson St. Apartments in Hemet fled for their lives after an explosive carport fire let loose. A little after 1 a.m. the Hemet Fire Department responded to a structure and vehicle fire located at 626 Carson St. The Hemet Police Department were also on scene helping assist the evacuation of residents after reports of trapped civilians and multiple explosions. Responding firefighters were able to contain the fire before it

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