OAKLAND - OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU and wires) -- A badly burned body was discovered inside an Oakland home that exploded while two Alameda County sheriff's deputies were serving an eviction notice, authorities said.
The two deputies also suffered injuries in the the explosion Tuesday morning at the West Oakland duplex, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Deputies were entering the duplex at 14th and Peralta streets at about 11 a.m. when there was an explosion in the rear of the home, sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.
The explosion set the home on fire and Oakland firefighters responded to put the fire out. The body was discovered by firefighters searching the wreckage for possible victims. There was no immediate word as to the identity of the victim.
The two deputies suffered minor injuries and were taken to Highland Hospital.
Investigators were working to determine how the explosion happened and whether the home had been booby-trapped or someone inside had caused it