Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Stella Potter

One Killed, Three Hurt in Explosion at a Southern California Medical Building

One Killed, Three Hurt in Explosion at a Southern California Medical Building

Police investigators and FBI agents are studying the causes of the explosion, and they assure that there is no lingering threat to the community.

He said buildings in the area had been damaged by the blast.

Brian Fennessy, the Orange County Fireplace Authority chief, stated 70 firefighters had been dispatched in response to the decision in Aliso Viejo at 1:09 p.m. native time.

Children at a day care across the street from the building were evacuated. None of these children were hurt. Of the wounded, two of them had unknown injuries while a third person suffered from smoke-inhalation, Bommarito said.

Sawyer said that investigators were going through the interior of the building to find out a cause.

This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a building after an explosion rocked it in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Tuesday afternoon, May 15, 2018. All were taken to a hospital, she added.

An explosion that rocked a Southern California medical workplace constructing on Tuesday, killing a lady and injuring three different individuals, is being investigated as intentional and investigators consider the blast could have come from a bundle, a US official informed The Related Press.

The Tuesday afternoon blast occurred in Aliso Viejo, which is about 50 miles south of Los Angeles.


The official said the information was based on a preliminary investigation.

Officers reportedly stated the one who died is a lady and was close to to the supply of the explosion, The Orange County Register reported.

Sheriff's officials said the size of blast made it suspicious.

"We have not found any type of specific device inside of the building right now that would tell us or lead us to exactly what the device was - if there was a device", Sawyer said. An intense investigation including local law enforcement - but also involving members of the FBI and other federal agencies - was immediately set into motion. He referred to the explosive scene as a "crime scene".

Shin said he and others hurried down the stairs to get out of that building, and saw "two holes in the wall" of the medical facility.

". 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.

"I thought it was a little fire until I saw everyone's faces and reactions", McWilliams said.

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