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Car Crashes Into Building, Killing 1 and Causing Possible Explosion

Car Crashes Into Building, Killing 1 and Causing Possible Explosion

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

One person was dead and at least two were hurt after a vehicle crashed into a medical building in Orange County, causing a possible explosion, authorities said Tuesday. The person who died was inside the building when the blast occurred.

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

Officials didn't consider the explosion suspicious and they found no explosive devices.

The fire at the building at 11 Mareblu - an outpatient medical clinic - was quickly doused following the roughly 1:10 p.m. explosion, but hazardous materials officials and bomb squad investigators were at the scene trying to assess the situation and ensure there was no further danger, Orange County Fire Authority Capt.

"As far as what I'm hearing there was no auto involved", Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. The nature of their injuries were not immediately known.

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There was no word on whether any explosive devices were in the building.

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

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.

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.

Crews extinguished a fire that had erupted in the building.