A number of individuals have been injured in South Los Angeles County on Sunday morning after a fuel leak triggered an explosion and a “heavy hearth,” hearth officials stated.
The hearth was coming from storm drains when first responders received to the scene at 216 West Slauson Avenue in Florence around 7:forty five a.m., based on the Los Angeles Hearth Department. The hearth department stated manhole covers have been “displaced as a consequence of underground strain.”
Roughly 80 firefighters have been on the scene hours later coping with and investigating the hearth, which the department stated was brought on by a gasoline tank in a storage yard, ABC7 studies. That explosion and resulting hearth damaged two houses within the area, based on the TV station.
In their news alert, hearth officers didn’t say how many have been injured, or how severe the accidents have been. ABC7 reported that one individual was hospitalized with burn accidents, and that firefighters stated earlier an individual was having respiration problems.
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Photographs show plumes of black smoke rising from the location.
One lady posted video on Twitter that she stated confirmed the smoke rising as she rode to the airport on a nearby highway.