May 24, 2018

California building explosion is being investigated as intentional

17 May 2018, 12:52 | Marta Robbins

This image taken from cellphone video shows a building after a fatal explosion in Aliso Viejo Calif. Tuesday

This image taken from cellphone video shows a building after a fatal explosion in Aliso Viejo Calif. Tuesday

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.

Two officials told The Associated Press that investigators believe the blast was caused by an explosive package that was specifically targeting the office where the explosion occurred.

The cause of the explosion remained a mystery, however, and authorities did not rule out the possibility that a bomb may have been set off.

Sheriff's Cmdr. Dave Sawyer said Tuesday night that the size of the explosion makes it suspicious.

Federal and local investigators searched through debris for remnants of a possible explosive device at a southern California medical office building that exploded Tuesday afternoon.

Two survivors had critical injuries "that were consistent with an explosion, but not necessarily consistent with a bomb", said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Barnes said she is believed to be the owner of a day spa on the first floor of the building.

The federal official said the information about a package-based explosion was based on a preliminary investigation.

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Delacourt said investigators were still working to determine a motive and figure out exactly how the device was brought to the spa.

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. One of those three suffered smoke inhalation. Although they are not searching for any specific suspects just yet, officials initially believed a vehicle crashed into the building.

The explosion blew siding off the walls, exposing insulation and framing and shattering windows at the two-story building.

Mary McWilliams told the Orange County Register that she arrived for an appointment to find smoke surrounding the area and auto alarms going off.

McWilliams said she saw two women walking out of the building, suffering from burns and covered in ash and soot.

A woman was killed and three other people were injured in the blast. "When I was playing outside I heard the big crash. I looked around and the freeway hadn't collapsed". "It reinforces that we need to be vigilant". Some reports indicated the building may have been under construction work at the time. Drivers also were told to avoid the area because of multiple street closures. The medical center is visited by a huge number of families, but none of the children were not injured. No children were injured. "I thought it was a garbage truck but it was a building that smashed", 6-year-old Kingston Dik told KNBC-TV.

Authorities said they are analyzing surveillance video.

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