LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A high-rise in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night sustained significant structural damage following an explosion of a generator on the ground floor.
The building is located at 811 W. Wilshire Boulevard, at Flower.READ MORE: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
Five adults were also reported to have non-life threatening injuries, authorities said. The most serious injuries included smoke inhalation and back pain. Both of those patients were transported to a hospital, according to a LAFD alert.
Brian Humphrey with the Los Angeles Fire Department said the explosion caused “significant” damage to the 19-story building.READ MORE: Taylor's Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole
Officials said the building was occupied by commercial residents.
The fire was quickly put out.
The explosion also did damage to water pipes and created a “significant” water issue in the the subterranean level.MORE NEWS: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
Cause of the exact explosion is under investigation.