A person was detained for questioning Wednesday following an explosion caused by a possible drug lab mishap in a Koreatown apartment complex that forced residents to evacuate for several hours, officials said.
Firefighters were called to the 300 block of Ardmore Avenue after reports of an explosion before 9 a.m., according to the LA Fire Department.
The Los Angeles Police Department said "windows were blown" and evacuated residents until the afternoon.
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Aerial video showed firefighters walking through the apartment building's courtyard area.
Authorities at the scene said the explosion was caused by a "narcotics operation that had a mishap with some volatile materials."
Additional details were not immediately available.