RV Explosion Sends Two Men to Hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

GARDENDALE - Two men are recovering in a Lubbock burn unit after an RV explosion in Gardendale late Thursday night.  

The RV burst into flames around midnight on Zinnia.  

The two men hurt in the blast, 50-year-old Steve Barker, and 48-year-old Chris Corralez were taken to Medical Center Hospital, and then taken by CareStar to Lubbock due to the extent of their injuries.  

Barker suffered burns on almost 50 percent of his body and is in critical condition.  

Corralez is listed in stable condition with burns on nearly 30 percent of his body.  

No word on what caused the explosion.  

The cause is under investigation.