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Explosion In Anaheim Prompts Investigation

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Authorities are looking into the cause of an explosion in the garage of a one-story house in Anaheim that happened sometime yesterday evening, reports City News Service.

Police and firefighters were called to the scene at about 11:00 p.m. but determined that the blast had happened several hours earlier. The explosion blew the door off the garage and broke its windows.

According to Sergeant Bob Dunn, Anaheim Police Department's public information officer, neighbors believe that the blast might have been caused by suspects trying to manufacture narcotics in the garage.

He notes that between the time the blast occurred and the time police were called to the scene, "people had been by and picked up a lot of whatever the source was of the explosion."

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Three congruent investigations are now underway, says Dunn. A bomb squad is looking into whether there was bomb-making material at the scene, and the city is looking into the question of narcotics being made on the premises as well as whether there was a fire in the garage.