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Authorities investigate possible Memphis car blast

By WOODY BAIRD, Associated Press Writer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police and federal bomb investigators are on the scene of a possible car explosion in Memphis.

The incident on the eastern side of the city was reported about noon Thursday.

Federal and local fire officials said they were investigating a car fire and looking into reports that one person was injured. They said they did not have additional details.

Memphis police spokeswoman Monique Martin said the bomb squad also was at the scene.

Officials said it was too early to determine if the Memphis explosion was related to one last month in West Memphis, Ark., which is 10 miles from Memphis.

That blast nearly killed the head of the Arkansas State Medical Board. Dr. Trent Pierce is still hospitalized and authorities have not made an arrest in that bombing.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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