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Suspected Drug Lab Leads to Reseda House Explosion

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    Shocking Dashcam Shows Reseda House Fire Explosion

    A suspected drug lab explosion left a house in ashes in Reseda. Gordon Tokumatsu reports for the NBC4 News at 5 Nov. 21, 2018. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018)

    An explosion and fire damaged a house in the Reseda area Wednesday and left three hurt.

    "Boom! Then, half a minute later, boom, boom!" Igor Krakovsky said, describing the explosion. He had a dashcam recording when the explosion started, and fire ignited.

    Firefighters responded to the home in the 7700 block of North Aura Avenue at 9:10 a.m. They managed to knock down the flames in about 20 minutes, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

    Krakovsky ran toward the home to see if he could help. A woman staggered out before the fire began, with a dog on a leash, he said.

    Two people suffered critical burns in the blaze.

    Arson investigators said the home was a suspected drug lab, built for extracting oil from marijuana. 

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