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Sat May 16, 2020, 09:57 PM

Firefighters injured, multiple buildings on fire after explosion in downtown L.A.

Several firefighters were injured and multiple buildings were set ablaze after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, the the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The explosion was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., according to LAFD.

Video showed dark plumes of smoke billowing over the area and flames shooting up from one of the buildings.

LAFD estimated that 10 firefighters were hurt.

The department upgraded the incident to ” a major emergency” and over 230 responded to the fire, going into defensive mode as they battled the flames, LAFD said about 7 p.m.

“A medical branch has been created for treating and transporting injured firefighters,” LAFD said.

No information was available on the conditions of the firefighters or the nature of their injuries.

It’s unclear what ignited the blaze or set off the explosion and no further details were immediately available.


https://ktla.com/news/local-news/10-firefighters-injured-multiple-buildings-on-fire-after-explosion-in-downtown-l-a/

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:01 PM

1. Something like that happened in NY a few years ago from an illegal gas installation.

4 buildings ended up destroyed and a few people killed.

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Sat May 16, 2020, 10:03 PM

2. I watched some live stream from the scene and above

Not live any more, but here is a link

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Sun May 17, 2020, 03:15 AM

3. This is making international news as well.

I heard about it on BBC News earlier this evening.

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