Sheriff: Bomber Dead, House and Vehicle Destroyed; Family OK

Lee says there's no reason to suspect terrorism. "This kind of thing, it'll pull this community together", Katschke said.

"It literally took my breath away, the concussion", Lee told reporters.

The circumstances behind the two large blasts at about 8 p.m.in the community of Panaca, about 190 miles (300 km) northeast of Las Vegas near the Utah border, were not immediately clear. They have three daughters, ranging in age from about 8 to 12.

Lee says some blast debris landed a mile away.

Authorities pleaded with residents to leave pieces where they landed, until investigators can retrieve them.

A second bomb damaged a house, but no one else was reported hurt, Lytle said.

Citing the sheriff's office, Nevada television station KVVU-TV reported that one of the explosions was from a auto bomb and that the dead person may have been the individual responsible for the explosive device. The FBI and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined the investigation, he said. "It was really quite a force", said Jeanett McCrosky, who lives about a block away.

Another neighbor, Dave Free, said he had broken windows, vehicle parts in his driveway and shrapnel next to his horse feeder. The animals and his grandchildren, who feed the horses, escaped injury. He says they could have been killed and that "it could have a real bad deal".

"This isn't something that happens anywhere, let alone Lincoln County", he said. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says its agents are going to investigate the auto explosion. She declined to release more details. "The auto is in pieces around town".

Richard Katschke says the blasts rocked his house and damaged others about 165 miles north of Las Vegas.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said one person was killed.

Explosions in the small town of Panaca, Nevada, Wednesday evening are confirmed to have left one person dead and another injured, according to media reports.

Las Vegas police Lt. Carmen Donegan tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/29RaoXW ) that the department's ARMOR unit was sent Thursday to the scene.

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