- Torrance: At least 80 other homes are damaged in the powerful explosion. Officials say some sustain buckled walls or collapsed roofs.
JEAN MERL and SANDRA MURILLO
Los Angeles Times
Aug 14, 2002; pg. B.1
A house tented for termite fumigation in Torrance blew up about dawn Tuesday, damaging at least 80 homes and injuring 10 people, none seriously.
The blast, which leveled the one-story house and scattered debris over a two-block area, was felt as far away as Manhattan Beach and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.