Breaking: Explosion at Val D’Isere Condo in Mammoth Lakes

UPDATE 3:20 PM:

From Mammoth Lakes Police Department:

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<< INCIDENT UPDATE >> #ValDisereIncident – Emergency Crews are on scene of an explosion in the 200 block of Hillside Drive (Val D’isere Condominiums). Five victims were transported. One critical female transported by air. Four males were transported to Mammoth Hospital (2 moderate injuries and 2 minor injuries). Fire apparatus is being released including some Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District units as well as some of the Mutual Aid Urban Search and Rescue Teams. First Responders completed searching for victims. Building and safety personnel continue to evaluate the surrounding buildings.

Responding agencies included: Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, Bishop Fire Department, Santa Fe Springs Fire Department, Pasadena Fire Department, CAL FIRE, San Diego Fire Department, Riverside County Fire, Sierra Lifeflight, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s, CAL OES, Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol and Eastside K-9s.
Please avoid the area it is an active scene, please help us keep the roads open for emergency vehicles. For incident information contact Stuart Brown, Town of Mammoth Lakes Public Information Officer at 760-914-7110.

UPDATE 2:20 PM:

 

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UPDATE 2:02 PM:

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UPDATE 2:02 PM:

From Mammoth Lakes Police Department:

On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at approximately 09:30am, Val d’Isere Condominiums located at 194 Hillside Drive, experienced an explosion. Upon arrival, first responders found a building collapsed next to the pool area. Two complex workers were visible with one needing extraction from the snow and debris. Both workers were transported to Mammoth Hospital for further evaluation. A man approached first responders stating that his wife and son were trapped in their residence. In order to reach them, Rescuers hiked around the northwest side of the collapsed structure. The son was located in the bedroom area, was carried out and transported to Mammoth Hospital for evaluation. The wife was located in the kitchen area and was transported to Careflight at the Mammoth Yosemite Airport. USAR Teams are currently on scene doing sweeps for any additional victims. Eastside K-9s are also on scene. This area is restricted, please avoid this area. For incident information contact Stuart Brown, Town of Mammoth Lakes Public Information Officer: (760) 914-7110.

UPDATE 11:36 AM:

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Aerial view of explosion at Val D’Isere in Mammoth Lakes. Photo credit: Eastern Sierra Now. additional photography by Eric Lieb.

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UPDATE: An explosion of unknown origin with multiple injuries is confirmed. More to follow.

Unconfirmed reports have come in of a propane tank explosion and roof collapse with multiple injuries at Val D’Isere condominium complex in Mammoth Lakes. Updates to follow.

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