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Photos: Big rig explosion injures 9 L.A. firefighters

Posted on AllSides February 15th, 2024

Authorities say a burning truck’s fuel tank exploded while Los Angeles firefighters were trying to battle the blaze. Nine were injured, including two critically. Fire officials say 10 firefighters responding to a report of a vehicle fire early Thursday in the Wilmington neighborhood arrived on the scene minutes before the blast. Officials say all victims were rushed to a nearby trauma center and stabilized. One has been transferred to a burn unit at another hospital. The explosion site is in an industrial area separated from a neighborhood by a wide...

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