LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Two more injured firefighters from an explosion in downtown Los Angeles in May have returned to active duty.
A total of 12 firefighters were injured in the fire that broke out in the Toy District on May 16. More than 230 firefighters responded to the scene.READ MORE: Some Homeowners Say They're Victims Of Eviction Moratorium Rules As LA County Considers Extension Airlines, Aviation Unions Call For Harsher Penalties For Unruly Passengers
As firefighters were responding to the blaze inside the building at 327 East Boyd Street, the site of a butane honey oil supplier called Smoke Tokes, there was a “significant explosion,” said LAFD Captain Erik Scott.
There are now three total firefighters back on the job after the incident. One firefighter remains hospitalized in the burn unit but is expected to return to duty at some point. The remaining firefighters are still recovering at home.MORE NEWS: Hermosa Beach Officials Cracking Down On Unruly Parties, Public Intoxication, Underage Drinking This July 4 Holiday
The official cause is still under investigation but authorities believe the fire and explosion were caused by butane tanks stored inside the business.