Four workers injured after an explosion at a storage facility near LA

Four people suffered burn injuries after an explosion at a tractor-trailer storage facility in Santa Clara on Tuesday evening.  

Three workers were critically injured and hospitalized with second- and third-degree burns. The fourth walked himself to the hospital.   

The blast in the Rye Canyon Loop sparked a wildfire that spread to one acre before it was put out, according to local reports. 

The explosion was initially reported to be on a movie set, yet a public information officer later confirmed it was in a storage facility, according to NBC Los Angeles. 

Three people sustained critical burn injuries Tuesday afternoon after a reported explosion on a movie set caused a small brush fire in Santa Clarita, as pictured above

Three people sustained critical burn injuries Tuesday afternoon after a reported explosion on a movie set caused a small brush fire in Santa Clarita, as pictured above

Three people sustained critical burn injuries Tuesday afternoon after a reported explosion on a movie set caused a small brush fire in Santa Clarita, as pictured above

Helicopters were able to put out the blaze at an acre by 5.20pm, pictured

Three people are in critical condition following an explosion on a movie set in Santa Clarita, California on Tuesdy evening. It sparked a wildfire that is now under control

Three people are in critical condition following an explosion on a movie set in Santa Clarita, California on Tuesdy evening. It sparked a wildfire that is now under control

Three people are in critical condition following an explosion on a movie set in Santa Clarita, California on Tuesdy evening. It sparked a wildfire that is now under control

The blast in the Rye Canyon Loop sparked a wildfire that spread to one acre before it was put out, according to local reports. The victims suffered second and third-degree burns

The blast in the Rye Canyon Loop sparked a wildfire that spread to one acre before it was put out, according to local reports. The victims suffered second and third-degree burns

The blast in the Rye Canyon Loop sparked a wildfire that spread to one acre before it was put out, according to local reports. The victims suffered second and third-degree burns

The Rye Fire is reported to have been sparked by an explosion at SC Innovation Park

The Rye Fire is reported to have been sparked by an explosion at SC Innovation Park

The Rye Fire is reported to have been sparked by an explosion at SC Innovation Park

The facility has not been named. 

‘At this time, the public should not be concerned,’ SCV Sheriff’s Station spokeswoman Natalie Arriaga said of the explosion. 

Los Angeles County Supervisor told the Santa Clarita Signal the explosion was reported just after 5pm local time. 

Responding units found a quarter-acre brush fire running uphill. The blaze, dubbed the Rye Fire, was stopped by 5.20pm local time at one acre. 

No structures were threatened or damaged. 

A photo posted by the SVC’s Sheriff’s office after the fire was brought under control showed smoke still rising from the ground in front of the industrial park. 

The three victims were brought to Henry Mayo Hospital.  

‘Three burn victims are all being transported to a local trauma center with additional injuries,’ said Supervisor Ed Pickett.  

‘We don’t know what caused it, and we are doing an investigation right now.’ 

Responding units found a quarter-acre brush fire running uphill at around 4.45pm

Responding units found a quarter-acre brush fire running uphill at around 4.45pm

Responding units found a quarter-acre brush fire running uphill at around 4.45pm

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department asked people to stay clear of the area during the investigation. A hazmat team was also at the scene to assess the situation

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department asked people to stay clear of the area during the investigation. A hazmat team was also at the scene to assess the situation

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department asked people to stay clear of the area during the investigation. A hazmat team was also at the scene to assess the situation

A photo posted by the SVC's Sheriff's office after the fire was brought under control showed smoke still rising from the ground in front of the industrial park, pictured

A photo posted by the SVC's Sheriff's office after the fire was brought under control showed smoke still rising from the ground in front of the industrial park, pictured

A photo posted by the SVC’s Sheriff’s office after the fire was brought under control showed smoke still rising from the ground in front of the industrial park, pictured

According to CBS Los Angeles, the initial blast had been caused by a ‘pyrotechnic malfunction’.   

Locals said that it felt like an earthquake. 

‘I was just working from home … and there was this loud boom, and I thought it felt (as) if something were to have hit your house, like a crane or something weird,’ resident Amy Mader told Santa Clara Signal. 

‘I felt it through the walls.’ 

 The location of the incident matches that of the Southern California Innovation Park.

Locals said that the apparent explosion on the movie set had felt like an earthquake. Pictured, the aftermath of the wildfire sparked by the apparent explosion on a movie set

Locals said that the apparent explosion on the movie set had felt like an earthquake. Pictured, the aftermath of the wildfire sparked by the apparent explosion on a movie set

 Locals said that the apparent explosion on the movie set had felt like an earthquake. Pictured, the aftermath of the wildfire sparked by the apparent explosion on a movie set

The three victims were brought to Henry Mayo Hospital with second and third degree burns

The three victims were brought to Henry Mayo Hospital with second and third degree burns

The three victims were brought to Henry Mayo Hospital with second and third degree burns 

She said that a neighbor had alerted her to the flames on the nearby hill. 

‘There were helicopters everywhere, just low flying … and dropping water,’ she added. ‘I think they got the fire put out pretty fast.’

Aerial TV news footage showed fire crews at a large lot with multiple cargo containers. 

The location of the incident matches that of the Southern California Innovation Park. 

It is a popular movie lot filming location, according to the Santa Clarita Film Office website. 

Sheriff’s officials advised residents to stay clear of the area about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. 

ABC reported that arson and bomb investigators were at the scene searching for the source of the explosion. 

A hazmat team was also at the scene to assess the situation. 

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