Two people were injured in an explosion caused by a gasoline leak in South Los Angeles Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
At around 7:45 a.m. a 9,000-gallon tanker that was leaking gasoline caught fire and exploded. Two people were injured and a home was burned. The patients, both of them female, were transported to the hospital. One woman suffered serious burns, the department said. The fire was contained. “It was a massive explosion,” said Joseph Casillas, who said he saw flames rising from the sewers following the blast. “You could see the fire, it was like a tornado 10-feet high.”
TAKE A LOOK – Here are the first images from the ground following this morning’s natural gas leak explosion in South Los Angeles.
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— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) March 17, 2019