An explosion possibly caused by a gas leak rocked a house Sunday evening in Valley Glen, leaving one person critically injured and a second buried in rubble.

The explosion that severely damaged the home and leveled the garage was reported at 9:26 p.m. at the home at 12751 W. Archwood St., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart.

Seven people were inside the home when the blast occurred. A 59-year-old man was taken to a hospital with critical burn injuries, Stewart said. Firefighters dug a 46-year-old man out of the debris. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Another man suffered minor injuries but declined treatment and a 65-year-old woman and three children were not injured, she said. A woman from a neighboring home was evaluated for injuries but declined transport to a hospital.

“There is no fire hazard and the gas leak is secured,” Stewart said. “The operation transitioned to a cause investigation with LAFD and LAPD in unified command.

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