Edmonton house explodes, killing 3

Police and fire team investigate cause of blast

A massive, unexplained explosion has rocked an Edmonton neighbourhood after a residence blew up on Sunday afternoon. At least three people were killed and as many as 14 neighbouring homes were damaged by the blast. “The original house is a crater. It’s just the foundation left,” said John Lamb, Edmonton’s deputy fire chief of operations. Though the blast’s cause is currently unknown, Lamb said, “This is a residential area so I wouldn’t want to speculate but natural gas and propane come to mind. We don’t know at this point.”

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