12 hurt in fiery explosion on Boyd Street
LOS ANGELES – The last of 12 firefighters injured in a fiery explosion in the downtown Los Angeles in May has been released from the hospital.
A GoFundMe account raised nearly $180,000 to assist Captain Victor Aguirre, the most severely injured, and his family. The goal was $150,000.
NBC Los Angeles reported that the LAFD stated “We’re grateful that all firefighters injured in the Boyd Street Fire have now been released from the hospital. We’re happy to report that three firefighters have already returned to duty and the remainder are all continuing their recoveries.”
The May 16 explosion occurred while crews were beginning an offensive attack on a fire in a shop at 327 Boyd Street housing Smoke Tokes Warehouse Distributor, “a supplier for those who make butane honey oil,” according to LAFD Captain Erik Scott.
Some of the firefighters were hospitalized with burn injuries after flames engulfed them.
Two of them were initially listed in critical but stable condition.
A 12th firefighter was treated and released that day for a minor injury.