LIVE FROM THE BROA DCAST CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, THIS IS “CBS 2 NEWS” AT 5:00 P.M. A SEARCH FOR ANSWERS AFTER A SERIES OF FIERY EXPLOSIONS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH AT OKTOBERFEST AT OLD WORLD VILLAGE. I’M SARAH. I’M SERENE BRANSON. TONIGHT INVESTIGATORS ARE REVEALING MORE ABOUT THE ELECTRICAL FIRE THAT LED TO EXPLOSIONS IN HUNTINGTON BEACH , INJURING SEVERAL PEOPLE. MULTIPLE EXPLOSIONS WERE CAUGHT ON CAMERA. LAURIE PEREZ IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION. OKTOBERFEST DID NOT REOPEN TODAY AS MANAGEMENT HAD HOPED. INSTEAD THEY BROUGHT IN A CHAPLAIN TO MEET WITH EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STILL VERY SHAKEN UP. INVESTIGATORS SAY ONE OF THREE TRANSFORMERS BLEW UP ON THE PATIO AT THE FRONT OF THIS BUILDING BEHIND ME. THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE. ALL THREE TRANSFORMERS HAVE BEEN REPLACED, BUT ACTUALLY MANAGER SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THEM RELOCATED FOR YEARS. DON AND RICK TOWNSEND HAVE SEEN THE CELL PHONE VIDEOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA BUT SAY NOTHING COMPARES TO WHAT THEY SAW AND FELT CLOSE. THERE WAS A HUMONGOUS EXPLOSION AND I COULD SEE THE FLAMES COME OUT THROUGH THE DOORWAY AND THE HEAT WAS JUST SOMETHING UNBELIEVABLE. ALL THE LIGHTS WENT OUT. PEOPLE ARE SCREAMING, THEIR THROWING THEIR CHAIRS, PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO RUSH AND GET OUT OF THERE. YOU CAN EVEN SEE HER HAND. ALMOST 1000 CUSTOMERS WERE INSIDE THE OLD WORLD VILLAGE OKTOBERFEST SATURDAY WHEN INVESTIGATORS SAY A TRANSFORMER UNDER THE PATIO EXPLODED, LEAVES AND TREES SINGED BY THE FIERY BLAST. FIVE PEOPLE INCLUDING TWO FIREFIGHTERS AND TWO WORKERS WERE HURT, ALL TREATED AND RELEASED EXCEPT THE RESTAURANTS CO-OWNER 59-YEAR-OLD BERNIE BISCHOFF WHO HAS SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS. MINUTES BEFORE THE EXPLOSION, MANAGERS TELL US HE SMELLED SOMETHING BURNING WHEN THE FIRST EXPLOSION BLEW. THEY HAVE A MINERAL OIL INSIDE OF THEM SO THAT’S PART OF WHAT GOT ON THE FIREFIGHTERS IN THE EXPLOSION BUT THIS MINERAL OIL, IT’S HOLDING A LOT OF HEAT AS WELL. THAT BURNS AND IT’S IN THE AIR. SECONDS LATER A SECOND EXPLOSION. THE SPOKESMAN DID NOT WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE. HE SAID BEFORE CALLING 911 HE SMARTLY CLEARED OUT 30 OR 40 PEOPLE ON THE PATIO, SAVING THEM. HE SAID THERE 1-YEAR-OLD BIRTHDAY PARTY ON THE PATIO THAT VERY AFTERNOON. IT CATASTROPHIC IF THAT HAD EXPLODED THREE MINUTES EARLIER. TEN YEARS AGO ONE OF THEM BLUE OVERNIGHT. NO ONE WAS HURT BUT THEY WORRIED ABOUT THE RISK. THE FACT THAT THERE LOCATED IN AN AREA WHERE WE SEND OUR PATRONS, WE BELIEVE IS A DANGEROUS CONDITION. SOKOL SAYS THEY WILL REVIEW MAINTENANCE RECORDS AS THEY INVESTIGATE THIS EXPLOSION.