Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Killed in Explosion at Office Building in California

Killed in Explosion at Office Building in California

Unconfirmed initial witness reports said that the blast may have been a gas explosion, but Orange County Fire Authority Capt.

Nothing indicates there were any threats made before the blast, which appeared to be concentrated in a suite on the first floor of the office building, Sawyer said. The FBI also said there was no indication of terrorism, but it would continue to investigate out of caution.

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

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the stock of FedEx in Texas, an explosion occurred on the sorting conveyor in a warehouse in the city of SCHERTZ.

The sheriff's department is partnering with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who will assist the investigation.

Orange County Sheriff's Cmdr.

Firefighters put out a small fire and found one woman dead inside the building, the authorities said.

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The Chief Minister directed the District Collector to deploy special teams to rescue the victims, a release said. Chandrababu Naidu also took to the micro-blogging site and called the incident "highly painful".

"Take care of my mother, take care of my mother!" shouted one woman as she fled, according to NBC4. There were early reports that a vehicle had crashed into the building, but that turned out not to be the case. The blast caused extensive damage to buildings in the area, Sawyer said.

The blast occurred at an office building at around 1.25pm local time (9.25pm BST).

McWilliams said she saw two burned women staggering out of the building, covered in ash and soot.

Bommarito could not provide the status of the three individuals taken to the hospital.

Fennessy says children at a daycare across the street were not injured.

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. The cause of the blast was being investigated.

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