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Two Injured In Valley Glen Explosion, Investigation Underway

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Multiple people were injured, including one critically, after a Valley Glen explosion Sunday evening. 

The incident was reported at about 9:26 p.m. Sunday on the 12700 block of  Archwood Street, according to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

The explosion caused severe damage to the one-story, single-family house, according to Stewart.

A total of seven occupants were home at the time, according to LAFD officials.

Two adult males were transported to a local hospital, one with critical burn injuries. Firefighters extricated a patient who was buried in debris. The patient is conscious and talking with firefighters, according to the spokesperson.  

“This was a significant explosion, causing severe damage to the home and leveling the garage,” Stewart said.  

There is no fire hazard and the gas leak is secured. The operation has now transitioned to a cause investigation, according to Stewart.

Although initially believed to be a natural gas explosion, a preliminary investigation revealed that was not the suspected cause.

“Preliminary examination determined the explosion was not caused (by) a gas leak or a THC extraction lab,” said Captain Erik Scott, public information officer for the LAFD.

The inspection did find evidence of marijuana being grown in the garage area and that is part of the active investigation, according to Scott.

Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.

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Body Found In Remote Area Of Haines Canyon Near Tujunga

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A dead body has been discovered in a remote area of Haines Canyon near Tujunga Sunday morning.

Just after 8 a.m. Sunday, firefighters responded to a rescue on the 10500 block of North Haines Canyon Avenue, according to Nicholas Prange, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

Due to the remote location, law enforcement requested the assistance of a helicopter to recover the body, according to Prange.

“LAFD Air Ops will be assisting law enforcement with body recovery, to relocate the deceased to an area where to (the) coroner can access them,” he said.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is investigating the incident and officials have not determined if foul play is suspected as of Sunday.

The identity of the victim is unknown pending an examination and notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

Note: This is a developing news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.

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