Couple Recovering from a Food Truck Explosion in Queen Creek

April 12, 2021

GILBERT, AZ – Amber and Robert Everson are lucky to be alive after their food truck burst into flames while they were inside of it.

The couple owns the Bama BBQ 4 Ever food truck. On Thursday, April 8th, 2021 they were working at an event in Gilbert. At the end of their shift, Robert Everson said he heard loud noises coming from the truck. He went to open the top of a gas tank and moments later there was a loud explosion.

“It was just yellow fire, it just engulfed the whole truck. Pretty much blew me out of the truck, engulfed me in flames,” said Robert Everson.

Robert said he started rolling on the ground to put out the flames. His wife Amber was able to escape through the back of the truck while her legs and hair were on fire.

“It was like my entire flashed before my eyes. You see that type of stuff on TV, people on fire, running, and stuff like that. You never think it will happen to you,” said Robert Everson.

The brand new food truck is now completely destroyed. The Eversons just recently started working again after COVID-19 hit their business hard. For now, Robert said he is thankful they survived and no one else was hurt. The couple is in the burn unit at the hospital and preparing for surgery this week.

The family set up a GoFundMe page to help the Eversons pay bills. If you would like to donate, click here.

Our best wishes for a fast and full recovery for the injured couple.

Source: 3TV/CBS 5