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LAFD Responding to Explosion at Commercial Building [UPDATED]

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The Los Angeles Fire Department are responding to a reported explosion at a commercial building located at 12349 Gladstone Avenue, which is near the 210 Foothill Freeway in the San Fernando/Pacoima area.

The building has suffered a partial collapse, there are at least four people with serious injuries, and more people may be trapped inside.

Adds the LAFD via an email release: "Pair of 3' x 20" CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) discovered (ruptured?) within yet unidentified business; Investigating possible relationship w/explosion." A full patient count is pending, and all reports so far are considered preliminary.

UPDATE 5:11 pm: The LAFD have revised the patient count to 2 serious (both male) and a third minor (unknown gender).