Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the scene Tuesday night.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) - An explosion that rocked a Southern California medical office building on Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring three other people, is being investigated as intentional and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package, a US official told The Associated Press. The FBI said there was no initial indication of terrorism, but the agency would continue to investigate out of caution.
An explosion at a medical office building in Southern California killed a woman and injured three people.
However, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun said no vehicle was involved in the explosion and there is an investigation to find out what caused it, according to NBC.
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According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the explosion occurred on the first floor.
"As far as what I'm hearing there was no auto involved", Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.
McWilliams says she saw two women covered in ash and soot stagger out of the building.
Initial reports of the explosion claimed a vehicle crashed into the building around 1 p.m. and that the explosion was not considered suspicious. OCFA said a bomb squad was sent in to assess the situation and investigate the cause of the blast.
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A possible explosion occurred following the crash, and a fire erupted in the building, authorities said.
"We are going to take every precaution necessary before we enter that building", Bommarito said. No children were injured, officials said.
The Orange County Fire Authority said one person who was inside the building in Aliso Viejo died at the scene.
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