1 dead, 2 hurt in Southern California building explosion

1 dead, 2 hurt in Southern California building explosion

No children were injured, officials said.

He also said that the police finds out causes of the explosion. However, authorities will continue to investigate possible terrorism out of caution.

Officials originally believed the explosion was caused by a auto crashing into the building, but Orange County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun said no vehicle was involved and the department was investigating how the explosion occurred.

Associated Press writer Michael Balsamo in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

All nearby buildings including a preschool were evacuated by officials in the wake of the explosion.

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

Fire and sheriff's officials said the building appeared to be undergoing some type of renovation, but that has not been confirmed.

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Roads were shut down in the area of Oso Parkway, Moulton Parkway and La Paz Road, the Orange County Sheriff's Department tweeted.

Orange County sheriff's Cmdr. They had not released her name as of late Tuesday night. There was no word on whether any explosive devices were in the building.

Mary McWilliams tells the Orange County Register that she arrived for an appointment Tuesday in Aliso Viejo to find smoke surrounding the area and vehicle alarms going off. "... I saw two women come out full of blood, hair singed, just glass stuck to the hair, glass stuck to their bodies". McWilliams says one woman had skin peeling on her arm.

An explosion at a medical building in Orange County, Calif., on Tuesday was caused by an "intentional detonation", federal investigators told NBC Los Angeles.

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.

"The corner of that building, the whole bottom floor is pretty much blown out", fire Capt.

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