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US 1 person killed in explosion at California medical facility

01:25  16 may  2018
01:25  16 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Blast at California building that killed 1 may have been intentional

  Blast at California building that killed 1 may have been intentional "There's heavy damage on the first floor corner of the building, walls and windows blown out," a fire official said.The investigation into the explosion that occurred in Aliso Viejo at around 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday (4 p.m. ET) is being assisted by the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, officials said.

One person was killed Tuesday and three others injured in an explosion in a medical building in Aliso Viejo, California , authorities said. FBI spokesman Mike Gifford had earlier said there was no initial indication of terrorism in the facility about 7 miles northeast of Laguna Beach.

The identity of the female victim killed , has not yet been released. She and the three injured were likely near the explosion , said Sawyer. FBI spokesman Mike Gifford had previously said that there was no first indication of terrorism in the facility about 7 miles northeast of Laguna Beach.

Explosion at a medical building in Aliso Viejo, California © Bing Maps Explosion at a medical building in Aliso Viejo, California

Federal officials are responding to the scene after one person was killed in an explosion at a medical building in Aliso Viejo, California. 

Orange County Fire Authority Chief Brian Fennessy said two other adults were injured in the blast.

"We are still trying to determine if this explosion was accidental or intentional," said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Braun said the survivors' injuries "were consistent with an explosion, but not necessarily consistent with a bomb."

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is responding to the explosion, said spokesman Ginger Colbrun.

The initial call came in about an hour ago, at which point 10 engines and 70 firefighters were dispatched.

There is a daycare and preschool nearby. Fennessy said no children were injured and all are accounted for.

CNN's Darran Simon contributed to this report.

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