An explosion in North Hollywood may well be expected; the movie-making capital is known for its booms and detonations. But when the explosion is an unplanned blast that blows out windows and shakes residents out of their sleep, even the Hollywooders feel like they are caught in a movie.
A North Hollywood neighborhood was evacuated Tuesday morning just after midnight when a mysterious explosion rocked buildings, shattered glass and ripped the roof off of a truck, reports Fox affiliate KTTV Los Angeles on Oct. 22.
The explosion was traced to a pickup truck that was parked in the rear of a home in the 11300 block of Miranda Street, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Mike Kammert. No one was seriously injured in the blast, which happened at approximately 12:30 a.m. local time today. Police and firefighters found propane tanks inside of the pick up truck. As a precaution, the LAPD bomb squad was called in to secure the area.
“It was a pretty good boom,” Kammert said.
Neighbors within 100 yards of the home were asked to evacuate until the area was deemed safe. The North Hollywood neighborhood was cordoned off, and the bomb squad spent the entire morning investigating.
“The bomb squad doesn’t move fast, which is probably a good thing,” Kammert said.
Police are investigating if the blast was caused by criminal activity or if it was accidental.