Two Injured After 9,000 Gallon Tanker Explodes in Los Angeles

Two people in Los Angeles were hurt when a 9,000 gallon tanker caught fire and exploded.

More than 72 firefighters worked for hours Sunday to get the fire under control.

Fire officials say the tanker had been leaking fuel when it somehow ignited.

Thick, dark smoke could be seen for miles.

Several fire departments arrived to help, including hazmat crews.

Some of the fuel entered storms drains, causing underground explosions and dislodging several manhole covers.

Fire damaged at least one building.

Two people in the area were sent to nearby hospitals.

No word on their condition, but one did have serious injuries.


Source: NewsNet | Two Injured After 9,000 Gallon Tanker Explodes in Los Angeles