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Josh Powell Home Explosion: 911 Timeline Of Events

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Emergency call logs show that nearly eight minutes elapsed between the time a social worker called 911 to report that Josh Powell's children were in danger and when deputies were dispatched, and it took another 14 minutes for a deputy to arrive on scene.

The Associated Press obtained the logs Wednesday night under a public records request. At one point during the call, the dispatcher tells the worker, "We have to respond to emergency life-threatening situations first." A short while later, the house erupted into flames. Powell had killed himself and his two boys. Authorities say the social worker's call could have been handled better. The agency that runs the 911 call center says it will review the matter and start a disciplinary investigation if necessary.

Highlights of the 911 log detailing the police and fire response to Josh Powell's home on Sunday:

12:08:21 p.m. _ Social worker makes initial call to 911 to alert authorities that Josh Powell has locked her out of his home while his two young sons are inside.

12:13:20 _ Call taker transfers information from social worker to a dispatcher.

12:16:02 _ First calls come in to 911 from people reporting a "house just exploded."

12:16:03 _ Sheriff's deputies are dispatched to the home.

12:21:45 _ Josh Powell's sister, Alina Powell, is on phone with dispatchers, telling them she received disturbing emails from her brother.

12:29:59 _ Deputies arrive at the Powell home.

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