At 1124 today, #BCoFD and #BCoPD responded to a vehicle fire at 1620 Whitehead Ct. in #Woodlawn. Subject had sprayed aerosolized deodorant and then lit cigarette. Patient was transported to Bayview Hospital Burn Unit with serious injuries. ^TR pic.twitter.com/H21xy7A9Rt
— BACO Public Safety (@BACOPoliceFire) March 1, 2018
Body spray, lit cigarette cause apparent explosion in Woodlawn, police say
By Saliqa A. Khan (WBAL TV, 3/1/2018)
A man was injured and at least two vehicles were damaged in an apparent explosion in Baltimore County.
Police were called around 11:22 a.m. to the parking lot of the Restaurant House in the 1600 block of Whitehead Court in Woodlawn.
A man was inside a company vehicle with the windows down and the ventilation system blowing air out when he used a power stick body spray — a flammable aerosol — and it circulated in the vehicle before he lit a cigarette, police said.
At that time, there was a “sudden, violent expansion of air” that created a booming sound, shook a nearby building and blew open the car trunk, doors and opened the hood, police said.
A nearby vehicle was also damaged, police said.
The victim was walking and talking when first responders arrived, but he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.