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Sat May 16, 2020, 10:04 PM

Explosion in LA

No evidence that it's linked to terrorism?

Has Trump blamed Obama yet?

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brettdale May 2020 OP
applegrove May 2020 #1
diva77 May 2020 #10
BamaRefugee May 2020 #2
brettdale May 2020 #3
BamaRefugee May 2020 #6
mercuryblues May 2020 #4
sfstaxprep May 2020 #5
BamaRefugee May 2020 #7
Demovictory9 May 2020 #8
diva77 May 2020 #9
nolabear May 2020 #11
NBachers May 2020 #12
chowder66 May 2020 #13

Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:07 PM

1. Vibes to all the people and first responders. nt

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:22 PM

10. +1,000,000



very scary

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:09 PM

2. Got a link? I live in LA and know nothing about it.

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Response to brettdale (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:13 PM

6. Thanks

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #2)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:12 PM

4. Downtown LA

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/16/fire-and-explosion-los-angeles-injures-10-firefighters/5208200002/

OS ANGELES – An explosion in downtown Los Angeles injured 10 firefighters Saturday, and more than 200 others rushed to the scene as the flames spread to several buildings.

The condition of the injured was not immediately known. News helicopters showed dozens of fire trucks at the scene. As firefighters aimed hoses at the long-slung building where the explosion occurred, others could be seen standing next to gurneys that had been readied for the injured.

Firefighters were initially called to East Boyle Street around 6:30 p.m. PDT for a report of a fire at a one-story commercial building. Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said the firefighters entered the building, and there was nothing unusual until the explosion occurred.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:12 PM

5. My Money Is On Gas Explosion nt

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Response to sfstaxprep (Reply #5)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:14 PM

7. Downtown LA. Has a long history of gas and electric explosions, usually underground.

Hope all are safe.

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:19 PM

9. Fire under control as of 7:15 apparently

No ongoing breaking news reports on TV -- the graduation special is rolling uninterrupted

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:24 PM

11. Might be nonsense but Hal Sparks on Twitter said it was a pot shop.

He didn’t seem to be kidding but who knows these days. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Response to brettdale (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:27 PM

12. They're thinking it might be a wholesale vape shop. 10 firefighters injured.

If it's the Smoke Tokes wholesale head shop, which is at that location, the explosion may well have been caused by butane. That's one possibility that's being discussed.

An LAFD press conference indicates it was the wholesale Smoke Tokes. 2 firefighters in critical condition; one serious, 11 injuries. The fire is out.

https://www.smoketokes.com/

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/05/16/downtown-la-explosion-fire-dtla/

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Response to NBachers (Reply #12)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:58 PM

13. Supplier for those who make butane honey oil.

The fire started at Smoke Tokes warehouse distributor, a business that appears to be a supplier for those that make butane honey oil, Scott said.
https://ktla.com/news/local-news/10-firefighters-injured-multiple-buildings-on-fire-after-explosion-in-downtown-l-a/



How is it Made? One popular extraction method uses butane, a highly flammable solvent, which is put through an extraction tube filed with marijuana. The butane evaporates leaving a sticky liquid known as “wax” or “dab.” This method is dangerous because butane is a very explosive substance.

https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/content/what-you-should-know-about-marijuana-concentrates-honey-butane-oil

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