An explosion at an industrial facility in the Los Angeles area on Thursday injured five people and prompted nearby schools to go into lockdown.
The incident happened around 9:15 a.m. at a facility on the 4200 block of Third Street in Montclair, 33 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The injuries included burns and shrapnel, a fire department official told reporters.
Four people were hospitalized and one person was treated at the scene, a Montclair Fire Department official told reporters. Their terms were not disclosed. A fire caused by the blast was extinguished and bomb and hazmat teams were on site.
The fire department said the facility appears to be a metal recycling yard.
The Ontario-Montclair School District said the blast had no impact on its schools.
“NO IMPACT ON OMSD SCHOOLS at this time, some schools have been closed as a precaution,” the district said tweeted.
A follow up tweet said class instruction was not disturbed.
Images posted to social media showed the blast from multiple angles as firefighters doused the fire with water and canisters emerged on the ground.
https://nypost.com/2022/04/01/california-industrial-facility-explosion-injures-multiple-people-in-montclair/ Several people were injured in an explosion at an industrial plant in Montclair, California