Authorities say 'intentional detonation' triggered explosion at California medical building

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy says 10 engines and 70 firefighters were dispatched in response to a 1:09 p.m. Tuesday call from Aliso Viejo.

The FBI was sending resources to the scene, but agency spokesperson Mike Gifford said there was no early indication of terrorism, CNN reporter Kristen Holmes tweeted.

"We have not determined what caused the blast", said Carrie Braun, a Public Information Officer at Orange County Sheriff's Department.

It happened Tuesday in Orange County.

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

Pacific time of a possible explosion at a two-story building in Aliso Viejo, California.

Fire and sheriff's officials said the building appeared to be undergoing some type of renovation.

The deceased individual was in the building when it exploded, Bommarito said, according to Fox 11.

However, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun said no auto was involved in the explosion and there is an investigation to find out what caused it, according to NBC.

Children at a day care across the street from the building were evacuated.

Parents whose children were evacuated can reunite with them at the parking of the Target on La Paz Road, OCFA tweeted.

"Then everyone started running out of buildings everywhere with looks on their faces of just horror", the woman said.

Authorities said they are not actively seeking a suspect.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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