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Los Angeles gas explosion sends clouds of smoke over the skyline

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Posted at 1:11 PM, Mar 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-17 15:11:39-04

(CNN) — A 9,000-gallon tanker that was leaking gasoline caught fire in Los Angeles, the city’s fire department said Sunday.

More than 70 firefighters battled the blaze for an hour and a half before it was extinguished.

Two people were hospitalized with injuries, the LA fire department said.

A hazardous materials squad was working to lessen the environmental impact and maintain safety, LAFD said.