Explosion near LAX

3/27/2008 Los Angeles, CA 35-year old Brent Lovrien was killed after he and other firefighters went to check out a report of smoke coming from manholes that cover an underground vault, near the airport.

The firefighters were trying to get into a utility room when the blast ripped through the walls of the building. A bystander also suffered minor injuries.

A major commercial area was shut down as investigators looked into the incident. Utility crews say it's possible a gas leak caused the blast.

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