11 firefighters injured in Los Angeles blaze

11 firefighters injured in Los Angeles blaze

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-17 15:28

LOS ANGELES: Eleven firefighters were injured, three of them critically, in downtown Los Angeles when a fire in a commercial smoke shop sparked a major explosion and spread to nearby structures on Saturday evening (May 16), officials said.

Crew members had entered the building to battle what was initially thought to be a minor blaze when they noticed that the smoke pressure was escalating and decided to evacuate, Los Angeles Fire Department chief Ralph Terrazas told reporters.

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