Bomb Squad Investigating Truck Explosion in North Hollywood

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Authorities on Tuesday were investigating the cause of a truck explosion that occurred in a residential neighborhood in North Hollywood.

A pickup truck exploded in a North Hollywood neighborhood early Tuesday.

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.

A map shows the area where voluntary evacuations were in effect after a vehicle exploded in North Hollywood.

Voluntary evacuations were in effect within a one-block radius of the explosion, authorities said.

The LAPD’s bomb squad was at the scene.

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