One person is dead and 15 more are injured, after a house in Murrieta, California, exploded while crews from Southern California Gas were at the home fixing a natural gas line that was reported damaged by a contractor working on the house.
The victim was confirmed to be an employee of the gas firm. The 15 injured are being treated.
Murrieta Fire and Rescue Deputy Chief David Lantzen could not provide any details about the severity of the others’ injuries during a media briefing.
Roads in the area are closed and residents are being kept away, according to the Police.
The city is located about 70 miles north of San Diego.