Breaking: Explosion reported at Los Angeles jail – multiple officers taken to hospital with ‘critical burns’
- An explosion was reported at a mobile training center at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, injuring four
- At least two deputies suffered serious burns
An explosion at a California prison sent four officers to the hospital.
An explosion was reported around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at a mobile training facility at the Pitchess Detention Center, also known as the Wayside Jail.
According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, the facility was reportedly set on fire, trapping officers while they were undergoing their duty weapons training.
The office described the fire as a “training accident.”
They said the four deputies were transported themselves to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia.
Four deputies were hospitalized after a fire broke out at a mobile training facility at the Pitchess Detention Center, also known as Wayside Jail
Officers inside were reportedly undergoing their service weapons training
The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department described the incident as a ‘training accident’
Four people were taken to hospital. Two deputies suffered serious burns, while the others suffered minor injuries
Two were reported to have serious burns, while the other two had minor injuries.
It was reported that a mobile shooting range caught fire with officers inside while they were qualifying for their service weapons training.
According to LASD, the injured were transported to a local hospital
Officers surrounded the jail, which is located on the 29300 block of The Old Road in Castaic.
Images from above showed fire trucks dousing the flames at the facility, located on the 29300 block of The Old Road in Castaic.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department also reported a fire at a training facility and took up “defensive positions” in the area, according to radio traffic.