4 hurt in explosion at Los Angeles-area industrial park Associated Press

Henrietta Strickland
February 4, 2021

An explosion in Santa Clarita, Calif. sparked a brush fire, leaving three people critically injured, according to the Associated Press.

Two Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations helicopters were dispatched and made water drops, standard procedure for a brush fire.

The incident occurred in what was described as an industrial center or parking lot in Santa Clarita, where several semi-trailers had been parked, Sprewell said.

"We don't know what the business was", said Jonathan Matheny, public information officer for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Movies are often filmed at the site, but there were none filming at the time of the explosion, Narvaez said.

The industrial park houses businesses that "range the entire gamut", including a brewery, storage units, recreational vehicle storage areas and parked tractor-trailers, Matheny said.

The explosion left three men with serious burns.

The men taken to the hospital were expected to survive, Matheny said. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Rangel also told the Associated Press that the fire spread to a hillside, but the flames were quickly put out by firefighters.

The sheriff's department said the explosion "was caused by the processing of commercial pyrotechnics, which were owned by a private company".

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