12 Firefighters Hurt after Building Explosion at Boyd Street in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 22, 2020) – A fire and huge explosion at a building left 12 firefighters injured in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 16.
According to fire department spokesman Capt. Erik Scott, the building was a business warehouse at Boyd Street in Little Tokyo district. The business supplies for companies that make butane honey oil which is another name for “hash oil” or concentrated resin of marijuana.
Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas said that at about 6:30 p.m., firefighters initially reported moderate smoke when they arrived at the scene. Then they started an evacuation because of rising heat and smoke. However, the explosion happened as the firefighters left the building.
A mayday call went out which relays that multiple firefighters could be injured. More than 230 firefighters rushed to the scene.
According to Dr. Marc Eckstein, LAFD’s medical director, medics rushed 11 firefighters to LAC-USC Medical Center. All were conscious on arrival and they are expected to survive. The injuries ranged from first- to third-degree burns.
The department said that two firefighters were in critical but stable condition as of Sunday. Six others are also still hospitalized, but three have been released. A 12th firefighter received treatments and released on Saturday night for a minor injury.
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