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Origin of mystery explosion in Anaheim unclear

Authorities are investigating the cause of a middle-of-the-night explosion in Anaheim that shattered windows and startled residents at a motel early Sunday.

Officers with the Anaheim Police Department heard the explosion about 3 a.m. along Beach Boulevard. Fire officials and a bomb squad with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigated the area in which the explosion was heard, but only found three blown-out windows at the Rainbow Inn in the 800 block of Beach Boulevard, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Wayne Alonso. 

After about an hour of searching the area, authorities were unable to determine the source of the explosion, according to Alonso. “They can’t tell whether it was outside or inside. They can’t determine anything about this, except the three windows,” he said.

The broken windows were in three vacant rooms, Alonso said. No injuries were reported.


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