Photographer, model burned in photo shoot explosion

AP News
Posted: Jun 10, 2015 6:59 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a photographer and a model suffered severe injuries when gas fumes ignited during a photo shoot at a Florida salvage yard.

Fort Lauderdale Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Heiser says the man and woman were inside a "shell of a car" when the explosion happened Tuesday. The photographer was using candles and an inoperable car as props.

The victims were taken to Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale with life-threatening injuries. Their names haven't been released, but Heiser says they both had burns throughout their bodies.

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Authorities did not immediately explain where the fumes originated. No further details were immediately available.