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Two police officers were injured Wednesday in an explosion in South Gate, authorities said.

Fire crews responded about 5:45 p.m. to the blast in the 5600 block of Imperial Highway, between Garfield Avenue and the Los Angeles River, according to a dispatcher with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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The officers were taken to a hospital, but their conditions were not immediately available, the dispatcher said.

The officers, one of them from the Downey Police Department and the other from South Gate, suffered burn injuries to their faces and upper bodies during a K-9 training exercise at a commercial building involving personnel from multiple agencies, according to broadcast reports.

–City News Service

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