According to the Long Beach Fire Department: Four firefighters in Long Beach were injured by fireworks that exploded while they were fighting a fire on Friday morning.
According to Fire Capt. Jake Heflin.
Firefighters arrived five minutes later and discovered that the building’s third-floor corner was ablaze.
In less than fifteen minutes, fireworks were found on the second floor.
Heflin stated that this realization occurred in conjunction with four large explosions as well as multiple minor blasts at the second-floor unit.
In Twitter uploaded footage of the fire.You can hear pops that sound almost like fireworks.
At about 9:17 a.m. — nearly an hour after the blaze was first reported — two firefighters were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries of second-degree burns and hearing-related issues, Heflin added.
He also said that two additional firefighters were also transported to the hospital. One with first-degree injuries and the other with hearing impairments.
The firefighters’ current conditions are unknown, but two people were displaced from the third-floor unit that caught fire.