Authorities in California have confirmed that a semi truck exploded at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday.
The explosion occurred just before 10 a.m. on Harbor Boulevard, according to Fox 11.
PORT OF LA FIRE, EXPLOSION: A heavy layer of smoke covers the skies in Port of Los Angeles, where a big rig burned and caused some sort of explosion. https://t.co/6r0tig5Vae pic.twitter.com/lJzNZo1h8M
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 15, 2019
Authorities say that an 18 wheeler hauling four cars caught fire and then exploded. In images captured at the scene, you can see that all five vehicles sustained massive damage from the explosion.
The truck driver was evaluated at the scene for injuries but declined to go to the hospital. No other injuries were reported.
The explosion was so forceful that many San Pedro residents reported that it shook their homes.
Container at the port of la on harbor blvd in San Pedro just blew up. I’m across the street at home. My entire building shook. Residents are on patios looking at the smoke.
— Kalaisha K Totty (@KKTotty) April 15, 2019
The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
You can view the scene of the explosion in the video below.