Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

1 dead, 2 hurt in Southern California building explosion

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Melinda Barton | 16 May, 2018, 09:26

Bommarito said one of the injured people suffered from smoke inhalation, but the extent of the other victims' injuries was unknown.

The Orange County Fire Authority said the explosion occurred from inside the two-story building at 11 Mareblu Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m.

The Tuesday afternoon blast on the first floor of an Aliso Viejo building in Orange County shattered windows and forced children in a nearby daycare center to be evacuated.

However, he says no explosive device has been found in the building and investigators still aren't saying whether the explosion was accidental or intentional.

Chief Fennesy noted the building where the explosion occurred was being renovated.

Street closures due to an explosion in Aliso Viejo, Calif.

A deputy with Orange County Sheriff's Department told KTLA the explosion was caused by a gas leak and the area is being evacuated.

". They weren't on fire, they were helping each other across the street, walking very slowly and a lot of shock, shaking, just full of ash all over their face, eyes bloodshot, just blood all over", the woman said.

Pacific time of a possible explosion at a two-story building in Aliso Viejo, California. OCFA said a bomb squad was sent in to assess the situation and investigate the cause of the blast.

He explained that authorities were being extra cautious because they "don't see explosions in commercial buildings" often. The cause of the blast is being investigated.

One woman, who had skin peeling on her arm from burns, said, "Take care of my mother", McWilliams said. No children were injured, officials said. Firefighters arrived and extinguished a fire, OCFA Capt.