LOS ANGELES — An explosion a mixed-use industrial neighborhood in Santa Clarita, California, on Tuesday injured four people, three of them critically, authorities said.
A call reported the blast at 4:45 p.m. in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles miles north of downtown Los Angeles. The explosion sparked a small brushfire that authorities quickly contained.
Initial reports said the blast site was a movie set as there are film production facilities for rent nearby. However, authorities now report it took place at an industrial park.
“We don’t know what the business was,” said Jonathan Matheny, public information officer for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, told the Las Vegas Sun. “We have no intelligence that leads us to believe that there was any filming of any sort going on.”
The industrial park houses businesses that include a brewery, storage units, recreational vehicle storage areas and parked tractor-trailers, Matheny said.
The explosion left three men with serious burns. Emergency crews transported them to the hospital where they are listed in critical but stable condition.
A fourth man later “walked into the ER" for treatment, Matheny told the Las Vegas Sun. There was no immediate word on his condition.
An investigation continues into what caused the explosion.