Around 11 firefighters were injured by an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday evening, leaving several buildings on fire, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
Eye witness confirmed that about 11 firefighters were down after the explosion.
The fire inside a one-story commercial building was reported at 6:26 p.m. local time (0126 GMT on Sunday), according to the eye witness.
“Over 230 firefighters are responding. Firefighters have moved to a defensive posture for fire attack, and a medical branch has been created for treating and transporting injured firefighters,” according to a fire update later.
One of the witness recorded flames raging and black smoke billowing into the sky.