Butane Explosion in Mission Hills Injures 7 in Building
Seven people suffered minor injuries when a butane tank exploded Thursday in a commercial building in Mission Hills, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The tank in a commercial building, which houses about 20 businesses in the 15400 block of San Fernando Mission Boulevard near Sepulveda Boulevard, exploded about 7:15 p.m., a department spokesman said.
The victims suffered second- and third-degree burns but were able to walk from the second story to the ground floor of the two-story building, the spokesman said.
Three were in stable condition at Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, a hospital spokeswoman said. Two others were in stable condition at Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, a hospital spokesman said. No information on the other victims was available.
The victims said they were attending a dinner for local real estate workers, the Holy Cross spokeswoman said.
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