Sunday, November 29, 2015

Firefighters Battled Apartment Fire in Santa Monica

Man In Custody After Explosive Fire At Santa Monica Apartment 
CBS Los Angeles
November 29, 2015

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say one person has been taken into custody on suspicion of arson after a huge explosion and fire rocked a Santa Monica apartment.
The explosion unfolded about 1 a.m. Sunday at a second-story apartment of a complex in the 1800 block of Euclid Street. Neighbors say it was then that they heard a huge explosion. A fire erupted afterwards. “I was watching TV and tried to go to sleep and I just heard a big blast that pretty much shook the apartment,” Nguyen Trinh, a neighbor, said.
Neighbors described that person as a veteran. They said they believe he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. According to authorities, the man allegedly told them he turned on the gas, which they believe caused the explosion. read more here