LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion in downtown Los Angeles has injured 10 firefighters, and dozens more are trying to douse the blaze.
The condition of the firefighters was not immediately known Saturday evening. The LA fire department issued a “mayday” call and characterized the incident as a “major emergency.”
Firefighters were initially called to East Boyle Street around 6:30 p.m. for a report of a fire at a one-story commercial building.
Major fire in Little Tokyo/downtown Los Angeles at San Pedro and Third. Dangerously close to Skid Row residents, senior and low income housing. Major smoke screen, ash is raining for blocks. pic.twitter.com/s4coh3xbgq
— sean miura (@seanmiura) May 17, 2020