One Dead, Three Injured in California Explosion

Blast partially collapsed a business in Simi Valley


| Friday, June 18, 2010

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Ventura County fire authorities say one person has been found dead after an explosion at a business in a Simi Valley industrial area.

Fire spokesman Ron Oatman says three people were also injured in the explosion shortly after 1 p.m.

Oatman says the building was at least partially collapsed and firefighters backed out after discovering the fatality.

Businesses in a half-mile radius have been evacuated while authorities determine what they are dealing with. The blast also blew a hole in the building's roof.

Simi Valley is west of Los Angeles.

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