Three people were injured Wednesday in an explosion at a Canoga Park commercial building that authorities said was being used as an illicit drug lab.
Firefighters responded to reports of an explosion around 11 a.m. in the 7800 block of North Alabama Avenue and found that three units had been damaged and part of the building’s roof had collapsed.
The building housed an illegal narcotics laboratory producing cannabis oil, said Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department.
No active fire was found when authorities arrived, but two people were taken to a hospital — one in critical condition and the other in serious condition — according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Both had suffered severe burns, Eisenman said.