Explosion in downtown L.A. injures multiple firefighters
An explosion in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday caused a large fire that quickly spread to several buildings and left multiple firefighters injured, authorities said.
The blast occurred about 6:30 p.m. at 327 E. Boyd Street, near Little Tokyo, according to LAFD. It sent flames and a huge column of black smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.
Bits of paper, like charred confetti, rained down on the neighborhood, according to some witnesses. The streets were full of onlookers who were pushed back by police and firefighters.
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