1 dead, 3 hurt in Southern California building explosion

Arrest made in Calif. blast probe suspect hasn't been connected to explosion feds say

Late Tuesday afternoon, NBC4 - citing unnamed federal sources - said investigators had determined that the blast was an "intentional detonation", and the explosive device was delivered to the building, addressed to a specific person. It blew out walls and windows, heavily damaging the first floor corner of the two-story building and hurling debris outside, said Capt.

The explosion, in a normally tranquil South Orange County city, prompted the evacuation of nearby businesses and a school filled with children, officials said.

Bomb squad investigators and FBI agents were looking into the cause of the blast Tuesday.

Federal, state and local authorities, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, are investigating the blast, which occurred on the first floor of a building that was under renovation.

"As far as what I'm hearing there was no auto involved", Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.

Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority said, according to NBC News.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The FBI also said there was no indication of terrorism, but it would continue to investigate out of caution.

A woman who was on her way to an appointment in the area told CBS2 she arrived just after the blast occurred, and she saw fire on the roof of the building.

Officials declared a second-alarm fire and hazmat situation, and crews successfully extinguished a fire at the building after the explosion.

"Take care of my mother, take care of my mother!" shouted one woman as she fled, according to NBC4.

Little children holding hands and others being pushed in rolling cribs were led by firefighters to a Target parking lot to be united with parents.

"... They weren't on fire, they were helping each other across the street, walking very slowly and a lot of shock, shaking, just full of ash all over their face, eyes bloodshot, just blood all over", the woman said. The other woman was bleeding from her head.

Braun said the two survivors had critical injuries "that were consistent with an explosion, but not necessarily consistent with a bomb".

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