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Fire, explosion in Los Angeles injures 11 firefighters

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Posted at 1:54 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 01:57:34-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside the building after an initial report of a fire.

Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said "one significant explosion" shook the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

As first responders arrived, they saw firefighters emerge from the building with burns and other injuries.

He did not provide conditions on the injured.

He described the business as a maker of "butane honey oil."

Butane is an odorless gas that easily ignites. Honey oil is extracted from cannabis.