1 killed, 2 injured in Aliso Viejo office building explosion

Street closures due to an explosion in Aliso Viejo

Street closures due to an explosion in Aliso Viejo

The fire at the building at 11 Mareblu - an outpatient medical clinic - was quickly doused following the roughly 1:10 p.m. explosion.

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.

Authorities initially indicated a auto had crashed into the building, but Bommarito said later that did not appear to be the case.

Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the scene Tuesday night.

Bommarito could not immediately confirm if a vehicle may have also crashed into the building.

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Orange County Sheriff's Cmdr.

Orange County sheriff's experts along with FBI, the ATF and other federal agencies are investigating the cause of the blast.

However, he says no explosive device has been found in the building and investigators still aren't saying whether the explosion was accidental or intentional.

The investigation is still in its early stage and authorities had begun processing the inside of the building, he said.

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

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There was no immediate information about the person who was killed. All were taken to a hospital, she added. Crews on scene of possible explosion in Aliso ViejoOne person was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were injured, OCFA said.

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 county's bomb squad and a hazmat team are preparing to search the building where the explosion occurred.

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. The cause of the blast was being investigated.

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