Law enforcement investigates early morning explosion

Local law enforcement is investigating an early morning explosion that caused no injuries.

According to a statement from the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, the department responded to a report of an explosion on Diamond Crest Road in Susanville. Officers from the California Highway Patrol were able to hear the explosion from their office and immediately responded.

CHP located the residence where the explosion occurred, and deputies arrived to investigate along with a Cal Fire Prevention Officer. The explosion caused a wall of the residence to be blown into the neighbor’s tree. The residents were home sleeping in another area of the house and did not know the cause of the explosion. There were no reported injuries from the explosion.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office at (530) 257-6121.