Published: Nov 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST
Updated: Nov 11, 2010 8:47 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - 30 year old Mario Santos has arrived at a Tampa hospital after burning more than 50% of his body in a Fort Myers gas line explosion.

A backhoe hit an 8 inch gas line and it exploded. Police say the Mario Santos' brother pulled him from the flames that got up to 50 feet high.

In an incident like this, it's best if there is a fire because it will burn all of the gas. The gas company has shut off the gas line, but need to burn off the existing gas in the line. Flames could be seen up to 50 feet in the air.

One other person was injured, but was treated on scene.