Overnight explosion investigated in Berkeley

October 21, 2009 5:54:23 AM PDT
Berkeley Police are investigating an overnight explosion that brought out hazardous material crews and an order for some neighborhood residents to stay indoors.

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It happened around 10 Tuesday night near Blake Street and Chilton Way.

Police blocked off the area, located a block away from busy Telegraph Avenue. Investigators believe the explosion involved some kind of chemical.

They say the blast left behind a white streak of powder on the street, which should not pose any harm. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

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