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By Stan Greene
Observer Staff Writer 

Hot Dog Vendor Cart Explodes in Massive Fireball on Santa Monica Pier Sunday

The County of Los Angeles and State of California have recently relaxed health, safety and licensing requirements for food vendors, if they can prove that they are not US Citizens and are in the US illegally.

 

March 15, 2020

This is a stock photo of a hot dog vendor on the Santa Monica pier. The stand pictured was not the one involved in the incident described in this story.

Social media posts say that a hot dog cart exploded into a fireball ten feet high on the Santa Monica pier Sunday afternoon, outside of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant. One witness said that the hot dog vendor was badly burned in the apparent propane explosion.

The Hot Dog On a Stick restaurant near the Pier was not involved in this incident. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. was not closed or affected directly by the incident.

It is uncertain at this time what ignited the propane. We are attempting to obtain further details from the Santa Monica Police.

The County of Los Angeles and State of California have recently relaxed health, safety and licensing requirements for food vendors, if they can prove that they are not US Citizens and are in the US illegally. No seriously. That really happened.

 
 

Reader Comments
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DC3 writes:

So the state has---relaxed HEALTH, SAFETY, and licensing requirements---for these food carts. In other words, the Health Department is turning a blind eye, too. That clearly explains why these food carts are popping up everywhere across LA, making the city look like the County Fair. Because regulations for health and safety have been RELAXED, I'd never eat at one.

 
 
 

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