Tuesday, September 22

11 Los Angeles firefighters injured in downtown explosion

LOS ANGELES — Eleven firefighters were injured, three critically, when an explosion erupted during a fire Saturday downtown, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

An additional firefighter was in serious condition, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “Good news is everybody’s going to make it,” he said.

LAFD medical director Marc Eckstein said four of the firefighters were in an intensive care burn unit at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California. Two of them were on ventilators, he said.

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