One dead, three injured in explosion at California medical center

Emergency services attending the explosion in Aliso Viejo

The Orange County Fire Authority said the explosion occurred from inside the two-story building at 11 Mareblu Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m.

Chief Fennesy noted the building where the explosion occurred was being renovated.

Fire authority spokesperson Captain Tony Bommarito later updated that three others suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Mary McWilliams tells the Orange County Register that she arrived for an appointment Tuesday in Aliso Viejo to find smoke surrounding the area and auto alarms going off.

FBI spokesman Mike Gifford said the cause of the explosion is still unknown and the agency has sent resources to help with the investigation, which is being led by Orange County Sheriff's Department.

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

Sky5 footage showed crews evacuating people-including children, some in cribs-out of the Academy on the Hills, a preschool across the building where the explosion happened.

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

He said investigators had not found an explosive device at the scene. The other woman was burned and her head was bleeding. Bomb squad investigators were on scene, and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were en route.

Authorities say they're trying to figure out whether the explosion was accidental or intentional. The cause of the blast is being investigated. Firefighters arrived and extinguished a fire, OCFA Capt.

It wasn't immediately clear how many people were hurt, but authorities said there were at least two patients transported.

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