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Three Injured In Explosion At Suspected North Hollywood Grow House

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Three people were injured, one critically, in an explosion Wednesday morning at a North Hollywood home suspected to be a marijuana grow house.

The explosion occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, who report that the fire severely damaged the back of the house and affected two additional buildings. The incident occurred on Simpson Avenue, a residential street in North Hollywood just east of Lankershim Boulevard. A 24-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition following the explosion, and a 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were both treated and released at the scene, according to the LAFD.

LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado told LAist that police suspect that the residence in question was being used as a marijuana grow house, but authorities have not yet been able to confirm that information.