Explosion Near LAX Injures Firefighters

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.”

4 thoughts on “Explosion Near LAX Injures Firefighters”

  1. I’m out of town for a few days, but closely monitoring this situation. My colleague Ron Myers will provide additional information as soon as possible. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Please keep an eye on the LAFD News & Information blog.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

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