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A Series of Explosions Puzzle Officials in Canoga Park

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A series of explosions rocked the residences of Canoga Park, within a block of the intersection of Jordan Avenue and Saticoy Street Monday night. There were three explosions heard at 7:30, 9:30, and 11:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was on the scene twice canvasing streets, looking for fires and smoke. The firemen on scene reported no fire, and no damage. When we went to look later ourselves, we found a blast mark and a bits of burned paper beside a car parked in front of 7550 Jordan Avenue.

Some residents argued that it sounded like an electrical transformer explosion, some thought it sounded like a grenade. It is likely that someone thought it would be fun to over-pack firecrackers at home and set them off in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, neither the police, nor the fire department reported finding anyone carrying fireworks over the night.

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One neighbor noted: "this neighborhood never lacks for strange and disturbing noises, that's for sure!" Ahhhh, the Northwest Valley.

This post is by Seth Dowling at | Photo by dmuth via Flickr