Explosion Rocks Port of Los Angeles At least One Injured Blows Out San Pedro Apt Building Windows Monday

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SAN PEDRO, CA. (THECOUNT) — An explosion rocked San Pedro, CA Monday morning after an inclosed semi-trailer hauling vehicles caught fire.

The explosion was reported Monday morning around 9:45 a.m. at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, near Terminal Island, officials said.

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The explosion was first reported around 9:45 a.m. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a big rig that was transporting vehicles caught fire, causing some sort of an explosion. No injuries were reported, however, fire officials said that one person was evaluated by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, reports FOXLA.

LAFD personnel are examining one nearby apartment building that has four apartments with broken windows.

VIA LAFD: Explosion 04/15/2019 INC#0505:

Explosion; INC#0505; 9:57AM; 661 N Harbor Bl; http://bit.ly/2UCVPzw; San Pedro; Location tentative; PRELIM: Explosion with fire involving big rig / enclosed trailer vehicle (cargo = vehicles?); At least one person being assessed for possible injury; No evacuation; FS 112; Batt 6; South Bureau; Council District 15; Radio Channels: 9; 12; – Brian Humphrey

The fire was put out shortly after 10 a.m., officials said.

No additional information has been released at this time.

The Port of Los Angeles, also called America’s Port, is a port complex that occupies 7,500 acres (3,000 ha) of land and water along 43 miles (69 km) of waterfront and adjoins the separate Port of Long Beach. The port is located in San Pedro Bay in San Pedro and Wilmington, California wikipedia.

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