Trailer fire at Craighead Forest Park send 2 to the hospital

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A camping trailer at Craighead Forest Park exploded this afternoon sending 2 people to the hospital with minor injuries.

It happened at around 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon when, according to on-scene reports, someone attempted to light a pilot light in the camp trailer when it exploded.

One witness tells Region 8 News that he heard at least 4 seperate explosions and that it nearly blew his hat off while he was just a few camp sites away.

Two people were taken to a local hospital to be treated but officials say their injuries were only minor - amazing considering that they were reportedly inside of the trailer when the explosion happened.