8 People Injured, 3 Criticially, in Explosion at L.A.-Area Building

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Eight people were hurt, three critically, in an explosion and fire Tuesday at a commercial building in suburban Los Angeles, authorities said.

Occupants of a neighboring building reported the blast shortly before 10 a.m. in La Habra, Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Kesith Mora said. Arriving firefighters found flames showing from the building, Mora said. The fire was contained in about a half-hour.

The people who were hurt were transported to hospitals with unknown injuries. The building is located in a commercial district that houses a metal plating and polishing firm. A phone message left at the business was not immediately returned.

The cause of the blast was under investigation.

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This report compiled with information from The Associated Press. Image courtesy of KTLA.

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