told reporters that eleven firefighters were injured, three of them seriously,
in downtown Los Angeles, when a fire in a commercial smoke shop caused a
massive explosion and spread to surrounding buildings on Saturday night.
originally believed to be a mild blaze until they realized that the smoke level
was rising and decided to evacuate.
entered the building from the roof and the ground floor.
down the aerial ladder from the roof with their turnout coats on fire, Terrazas
firefighters had critical but not life-threatening injuries and another had
serious injuries, while the remainder had varying degrees of burns.
make it as there are no symptoms of blast injuries but there’s potential evidence
of chemical inhalation.
inside the building and outside on the street but it was unclear what caused
team, all I can say at this point is that the cause is under investigation, he
to other buildings in the area before it was extinguished around two hours
after it began.
explosion happened housed a business named Smoke Totes Wholesale Supply that
distributed smoke and paraphernalia and supplied other businesses that manufactured
butane honey oil, a highly flammable substance used to inhale marijuana.