LAPD, LAFD Responding to Report of Box Truck Explosion

Remainder of Box Truck Post Explosion



No injuries reported after a box truck explosion that the area of Boyle Heights Street shut down friday night.

The incident was reported shortly before 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Soto Street. According to Los Angeles Fire Department officials, the truck was parked near a gas station when the explosion occurred. Contrary to initial reports, authorities later confirmed that the truck did not crash into the gas station. Los Angeles police said the explosion was possibly caused by a propane tank being transported inside the vehicle. The driver and passenger are said to be OK but have been detained for questioning. The gas station was evacuated as a precaution, fire officials said Olympic Boulevard and other nearby streets are expected to be shut down for several hours, according to the LAPD.

An investigation remains ongoing.

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