Garage Explosion in Van Nuys Under Investigation

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A garage collapsed in Van Nuys after an explosion Friday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Firefighters responded to the home at 6953 N Murietta Ave. just before 1 p.m.

A 73-year-old man suffered critical, life threatening burns, LAFD said.

Family members told firefighters they had been using the kitchen stove right before the blast.

The explosion was under investigation.

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