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Hyde Park area explosion under investigation

An investigation was underway Tuesday involving a person who was found with burns in an area where an explosion damaged a garage in the Hyde Park area of Los Angeles.

Firefighters were sent to the 3100 block of West 78th Street at about 8 a.m. on a 911 call, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“Firefighters arrived to a one story, single family dwelling with smoke showing,” Stewart said in a statement.

“Further investigation discovered a detached garage with obvious signs of a(n) explosion, cause unknown at this time,” she continued. “One person was located in the vicinity of the home with burn injuries but is not cooperating with firefighters/paramedics for evaluation.

Stewart said there was no active fire but crews would be overhauling the structure to ensure no smoldering hot spots remain.

“Building and Safety is responding for the evaluation and occupancy determination of the structure. SoCal Gas is responding to assist in the investigation. LAFD Arson is responding for the investigation,” she said.

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