Flash fire at speedway sends 74-year-old man to the hospital
DELMAR, Del. (AP) Officials say a flash fire at the Delaware International Speedway has injured a 74-year-old man.
Fire marshals say the fire started when an electric fuel pump ignited racing fuel.
Officials only identified the man as a worker and did not release his name.
News outlets report the Delmar Volunteer Fire Company EMS responded to the speedway Tuesday at 11:35 a.m.
The Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office said in a news release that the man was transported to the Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, where he is being treated for second- and third-degree burns to 20 percent of his body.