An explosion was reported in Hollywood, California. It appears that the blast occurred “in a vacant commercial restaurant on the first floor of a six-story apartment building” as a result of natural gas, but it left people in the area shaken and fearing terrorism, although the latter is not the case.
One man, who was dining at a California Pizza Kitchen restaurant when he heard the blast, posted videos of the aftermath on Twitter. Shards of glass were scattered throughout the roadway. Watch:
Here are more of his videos:
Fox 5 reported, “Firefighters are responding to a confirmed explosion at a mixed-use building near the busy intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood Wednesday night, authorities said.” However, other sites said it was not clear what had caused the explosion, and there were no injuries reported, according to the television station.
The area is heavily trafficked with tourists, Fox 5 reported, adding, “The explosion occurred across the street from the Hollywood and Highland Center…The center features shops and restaurants, as well as the Dolby Theatre, and is near the TLC Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.” The explosion occurred in a restaurant in the building on the evening of December 20, 2017, according to KTLA.