By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An explosion in an electrical box set a man on fire Wednesday in Los Angeles and left him criticially injured, authorities said.

A sub-contractor was working near an electrical panel at a commercial building in Pacoima at about 1 p.m. when the explosion occurred and the man received severe burns, fire officials said.

People nearby used fire extinguishers to put out the flames to rescue the man, the Daily News reported.

The explosion also set a small fire that firefighters doused.

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