Boyle Heights

One Injured When Explosion Rips Apart Boyle Heights Home

A witness says the man, hospitalized in critical condition, was pulled from the house by firefighters

A 45-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after an explosion that blew out a wall and part of the roof at a Boyle Heights home.

Firefighters responded to the 1100 block of Lorena Street at about 12:30 p.m. Details about the explosion were not immediately available, but aerial video showed part of the house's roof missing.

One side of the single-story house also appeared to have been damaged in the blast. 

A person at a nearby business told NBC4 there was a loud explosion at a house in the area. The witness said firefighters pulled one person from the house. 

The cause of the explosion was not immediately available.

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