NEWS Stockton police: Explosion at apartment building was accidental

Stockton Police: Explosion that left 3 hurt, dozens displaced was possibly an accident

An apartment complex partially collapsed Friday night after the blast scattered debris several feet high.

STOCKTON, Calif. — An explosion at a Stockton apartment complex that injured three people and displaced dozens of families may have been an accident, Stockton Police Department officials told ABC 10 on Saturday.

The explosion occurred around 6 p.m. Friday at the Inglewood Garden Apartments in the 6400 block of Inglewood Drive in Stockton. Three people were taken to an area hospital after the blast, the entire apartment complex was evacuated and dozens of people were displaced.

The Red Cross and public officials have established a evacuation center Dozens of evacuees from the Troke Public Library.

Police investigators said their initial investigations indicated the blast may have been an accident. Arson investigators with the Stockton Fire Department will make a final determination on the actual cause of the blast, officials said.

The explosion sent shattered glass flying away from the blast site and scattered debris at the large crime scene that was cordoned off by police on Friday night.

Power was cut to the area for several hours while authorities investigated the incident.

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