Loud Boom Reported In North Hollywood

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — It wasn’t a bird, a plane or even Superman.

But some residents of North Hollywood were rattled nonetheless Monday evening by a loud explosion.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, some Mylar balloons became entangled in some power lines in the 6200 block of Riverton Avenue.

The balloons caused a flash and a loud boom heard across a wide stretch of North Hollywood, according to LAFD Captain Tom Sammartano.

The explosion was heard just before 10 p.m.

No injuries or major damage was reported.

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  1. Dicey King says:

    There’s been unexplained explosions in L.A. over the past couple years.Back in 2005,my cousin & I heard/felt a HUGE explosion.We thought we were under attack & some1 had dropped a nuke.But there was nothin.And nothin on the news about it.

    Has any1 else experienced this?

  2. Kittridge says:

    What does the provided picture have to do with anything?

    1. Ricky D says:

      Mysterious shadow people are trying to blow up LA with Mylar Ballons… I’ve heard about this.

  3. San Fernando Curt says:

    Panty bombs. Anti-personnel sneakers. Cow-dung explosives in Times Square. Now they’re coming at us with balloons. The FIENDS!

  4. Annostic says:

    Loud boom in koreatown last night one at 7pm and another around 10pm. If it was a similar boom then it sounded to me like a kid, having fun with some dry ice and a plastic soda bottle.

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