Los Angeles awoke this morning to a series of explosions that rocked the city as firefighters valiantly struggled to save a group of workers trapped inside a ‘Hash Oil’ unit in the centre of the town.
THE disturbing video shows brave firefighters rushing down back the ladders from the burning building which was engulfed in flames with temperatures close to the melting points of their protective suits.
Eleven firefighters were injured in the rescue with three still in intensive care, such was the ferocity of the flames, explosions could be heard all over the city, and residents complained of breathing difficulties as thick black smoke engulfed the surrounding streets.
Nadie dijo que esta profesión fuese fácil. Ayer lo comprobaron los @LAFD cuando un #flashover les alcanzó mientras trataban de evacuar una fábrica de aceite de hachís. Al menos 11 #bomberos heridos, 3 de ellos graves.
Les deseamos una pronta recuperación👍#FelizLunes pic.twitter.com/rcE1o7y4Wu
— Bomberos Madrid (@BomberosMad) May 18, 2020
It is not known if any of the workers were injured in the rescue or had managed to escape before the flames took hold, more on that later today as information becomes available.
What is hash oil anyway?