INDIO, Calif. — Authorities say a possible gas explosion at a Southern California apartment has seriously injured two people.

A reported smell of gas sent Riverside County firefighters to an apartment building in Indio Tuesday afternoon.

Arriving firefighters reported that there had been an explosion and fire. The blaze was quickly contained.

Two people were taken to the hospital, one with major injuries and the other with moderate injuries.

There’s no immediate word on their conditions.

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