Orange County, California, explosion leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Orange County, California, explosion leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

A daycare and preschool are near the site of the explosion, but authorities said all of the children are safe.

Sheriff's officials said the size of blast made it suspicious. The FBI also said there was no indication of terrorism, but it would continue to investigate out of caution.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department stated in response to news reports: "Despite media reports quoting unnamed sources, we have not confirmed that the explosion is intentional, nor have we conclusively identified the source of the explosion".

Authorities say explosives experts are trying to determine what caused an explosion that killed a woman and injured three other people at a Southern California medical office building.

Authorities had not found an explosive device Tuesday night but were searching through debris that was left after the blast.

Orange County Sheriff's Cmdr.

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The blast involved a building under renovation but the cause was not immediately known, Fennessy said.

"Take care of my mother, take care of my mother!" shouted one woman as she fled, according to NBC4. The person who died was inside the building when the blast occurred.

McWilliams said she saw two burned women staggering out of the building, covered in ash and soot. The injured were taken to a hospital. Crews on scene of possible explosion in Aliso ViejoOne person was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were injured, OCFA said. They were being reunited with parents at a nearby store parking lot.

Two survivors had critical injuries "that were consistent with an explosion, but not necessarily consistent with a bomb", said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Firefighters arrived and extinguished a fire, OCFA Capt.

Although the cause of the blast was still unknown, Bommarito told reporters around 3:30 p.m. that there was "no immediate hazard" to the community.

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