There was an underground explosion at the corner of Sepulveda Blvd. and La Tijera in Westchester. NBC 4 is reporting one rescue helicopter has been sent to the scene for two injured firefighters. Click here for NBC’s live news stream. Sepulveda is closed at La Tijera.
UPDATE: CBS is reporting 5 injuries, 2 firefighters (already taken to Daniel Freeman Hospital) and 3 civilians.
UPDATE (as of 4:30): NBC 4 is reporting the injured firefighters are in critical condition. In regard to the explosion itself they report: “Authorities said the blast appeared to be “electrical in nature.” Deputy Chief Mario Rueda of the city fire department said the explosion was in an electrical vault.”