CA: Large Explosion Injures Firefighters and Causes Severe Damage
On May 16, 2020, California firefighters responded to an explosion in downtown Los Angeles where eleven firefighters were injured.
The blaze erupted from a hash oil manufacturer and was reported around 6:30 p.m., when firefighters started to respond at 327 E. Boyd Street, According to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Now, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s major crimes division and the fire department arson investigators launch a criminal probe into what caused this explosion.
The eruption caused severe damage and even scorched a fire truck across the street. Right now, an agency spokeswoman stated, The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives will assist local fire investigators.
Currently, two firemen were placed on ventilators due to swelling in their air canals because of the heated gas. Also, four other firefighters will go to the Burn Intensive Care Unit. However, others involved with varying burns that range from very serious to minor will get proper treatment at the L.A. County USC Medical Center as well.
However, this investigation will continue to develop as authorities search into the direct cause.