22:23 GMT07 August 2020
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    At the moment, there is no official information about the cause of the explosion or the fire. The authorities are investigating the incident.

    A massive fire at a commercial centre in downtown LA which spread to several other buildings resulted in an unexpected blast that has injured eleven firefighters, the fire department said on Saturday. At least one LAFD fire truck was also burned and covered in debris from the explosion. In response, the Los Angeles Fire Department issued a major emergency, sending at least 230 firefighters to the site of the incident in order to put out the flames and help the wounded.

    ​Several Los Angeles Police Department vehicles also arrived at the scene.

    ​Users have shared numerous videos on Twitter and YouTube, depicting the raging blaze with a huge cloud of smoke rising above the building.

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