One dead in Al­berta house ex­plo­sion: po­lice

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — Po­lice in south­east­ern Al­berta say a body has been found in a house de­stroyed by an ex­plo­sion.

The blast Wed­nes­day in Medicine Hat also caused ex­ten­sive dam­age to two neigh­bour­ing prop­er­ties. In­ves­ti­ga­tors found the body while look­ing into the cause of the ex­plo­sion.

An au­topsy is to be done in Calgary to de­ter­mine an iden­tity and the cause of death. There were no in­juries in the two neigh­bour­ing homes. All ac­tive and off-duty mem­bers of the Medicine Hat Fire De­part­ment were called to the ex­plo­sion to put out the fire that fol­lowed.

It took crews about an hour to get the fire un­der con­trol, and an­other hour to fully ex­tin­guish the blaze.

Terry Fish was on the phone in his truck two houses down, when he felt the im­pact of the blast.

“I heard this huge ex­plo­sion. My girl­friend came run­ning out and I jumped out of my truck,” said Fish.

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