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One man injured in explosion at Boyle Heights home

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One person was injured in an explosion at a Boyle Heights home Thursday, authorities said.

The blast occurred around 12:30 p.m. on the 1100 block of South Lorena Street, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosion occurred inside or near the single-story home. Photos from the scene show damage to the home’s walls and roof.

A man who authorities said was about 45 years old was taken to a hospital with critical burns, according to LAFD Capt. Erik Scott.

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Firefighters searching inside the house did not find any residents. Two dogs were saved, Scott said.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

sarah.parvini@latimes.com

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