Building in Los Angeles Explodes, 8 People Injured

First published April 29th 2014, 2:16 pm
First published April 29th 2014, 2:16 pm

Eight people were injured Tuesday morning after a reported explosion and fire at a commercial property in northwestern Orange County.

The explosion was in the 500 block of Commercial Way (map) in La Habra. Three of the injured are considered in critical condition, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

At least two ambulances responded to the location, about seven miles north of Anaheim.

Details regarding the type of business were not immediately available. Aerial video showed firefighters on the roof of a building identified by the signage as Gorilla’s Chrome, Inc., a plating and metal polishing business.

The business was evacuated and nearby roads are closed for the fire investigation.

The initial report was received from occupants of a nearby building.

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Source: NBC Los Angeles

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