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1 dead, 2 injured in explosion near California Marine base

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    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    COLEVILLE, Calif. – A propane-related explosion tore through a residence in a housing unit serving a U.S. Marine Corps training base in northern California, killing one person and injuring two others, an official said Saturday.
    The blast around 9 p.m. PST Friday in Coleville also damaged nearby structures and displaced 14 families, Marine spokesman Nicholas Mannweiler said.
    The privatized military housing area in Colville is about 30 miles from the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center near Bridgeport, where the Marines train for mountain operations.
    Mannweiler, the public affairs director for the base, said the two injured were rushed to area hospitals suffering from burns and shock. He did not have further details. Some others had superficial cuts and bruises.
    He said "two separate families were impacted" by the blast, but he did not disclose any other information on the identities of the casualties. Officials had said earlier said up to five people had been injured.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/04/explosion-reported-at-marines-housing-facility-in-california/?test=latestnews#ixzz1lQLCvIHw

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