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1 person hurt in explosion West Hollywood apartment

A cooking fire may have caused an explosion in a West Hollywood apartment building Friday night, injuring one person and leaving six others without a place to live.

“We don’t know for sure what the cause is until investigators do their report,” said Andre Gougis, supervising fire dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The incident was reported at 6:50 p.m. in a two-story building in the 1200 block of Havenhurst Drive, between Norton and Fountain avenues.

“It felt like the building was lifted off the ground,” one resident told KCAL-TV Channel 9.

There was no fire when units arrived, Gougis said. Investigators were on the scene until about 10 p.m.


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