Explosion Destroys Home In Mississauga; 1 Person Dead, Multiple Others Injured

Explosion Destroys Home In Mississauga; 1 Person Dead, Multiple Others Injured”

A number of other houses on the Mississauga street were also damaged, and police are investigating the cause.

Peel Regional Police say the extent of the injuries isn't known.

One person is dead following an explosion in a residential area in Mississauga, Ont. on Tuesday.

There is also limited access to 700 homes in the area, as services are looking at "residual gas" left behind, reports CBC News.

One house was destroyed by the blast and neighbouring homes show heavy damage, with debris spread over a wide area.

An explosion in the Canadian city of Toronto has destroyed several homes, with footage from the scene showing the blast sending building contents across large areas of the neighbourhood.

A cause of the explosion, which occurred on Hickory Drive shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, remains unknown at this point and investigators from the Ontario Fire Marshal's office are expected to remain on scene sifting through debris into the weekend.

He said investigators want to capture all the evidence "safely and systematically" and that it is likely that they would remain on scene until the weekend.

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An "outside perimeter" around the blast zone was shrunk on Wednesday, meaning more people would be allowed back into their residence.

Police and fire officials cautioned that the investigation was still at a preliminary stage.

Those choosing to leave the area are being told they will be not be able to return.

That update coming from Fire Chief Tim Beckett during a morning news conference on Wednesday.

"The dogs go in to look for scent of live victims".

Crombie said 58 homes have had their gas and power shut off; she suggested residents who live there find friends or family to stay with at least overnight, but potentially longer. Evans would not confirm the nature of the notes but said that it is something police are looking into.

"We want to assess their needs are and see whatever assistance that we can provide", Crombie said.

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