Authorities on Tuesday were investigating the cause of a truck explosion that occurred in a residential neighborhood in North Hollywood.
No injuries were reported in the blast, which occurred about 12:30 a.m. and blew out the windows of several homes in the 11300 block of Miranda Street.
The black pickup truck was parked in the yard of a home, authorities said. The vehicle’s roof was blown off in the explosion.
“It sounded like a bomb,” said Josh Jenkins, a nearby resident.
One or more propane tanks were stored inside the cab of the truck, a law-enforcement source told KTLA, adding that a leak may have ignited the blast.
Preliminary reports indicated that the vehicle may have been for sale and was shown to a prospective buyer on Monday, when a valve on a propane tank may have been unintentionally opened.
Voluntary evacuations were in effect within a one-block radius of the explosion, authorities said.
The LAPD’s bomb squad was at the scene.