MEXICO, NY – A Disaster Action Team from the American Red Cross of Central New York Region is assisting a family of four adults in Mexico after their home was destroyed by fire earlier today (Nov. 26).
A propane tank explosion destroyed the residence at 3236 U.S. Route 11 shortly before 1 p.m.
The structure was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene.
The smoke and flames were so intense, they had to fight the blaze from outside.
A man was reportedly taken to a Syracuse hospital and treated in the burn center. Three women were transported to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.
According to the Red Cross, the man continues to be treated in Upstate University Hospital’s burn center; the others were treated for smoke inhalation and released.
The Red Cross is providing assistance at the fire scene.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation.