4 People Injured After Firefighters Extinguish Blaze at Sun Valley Home; Crews Find Evidence of Explosion: LAFD

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Crews responded to a fire that broke out at a house in Sun Valley Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Firefighters were called to the residence on the 8300 block of Glencrest Drive around 3:50 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. By 4:25 p.m., the blaze had been extinguished, the department said.

Firefighters found evidence of explosive damage that compromised the 66-year-old home prior to firefighters’ arrival, and electric wires were down from the power pole that connected to the house, the agency said.

Two people suffered injuries from the flames, including a 28-year-old man with burns to 20 percent of his body, authorities said. Officials did not yet have details on the other person injured.

Later in the afternoon, at 5:32 p.m., two other men were discovered across the street in critical condition with second- and third-degree burns, authorities said. A 38-year-old man was burnt on 46 percent of his body and a 20-year-man was burnt on 56 percent of his body, but it was unclear how their injuries were sustained, according to LAFD.

The blaze was confined to the one-story home’s attic and garage, the latter of which has been tagged as unfit for occupancy, officials said.

LAFD and Los Angeles Police Department are examining the explosions and treating it as an active investigation, though there are no threats of additional explosions.