Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Blast and Fire Destroy One Home, Damage Two Others in Medicine Hat

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Blast and Fire Destroy One Home, Damage Two Others in Medicine Hat

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Blast, fire destroy one home, damage others

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MEDICINE HAT, Alta. - One home was destroyed and two others suffered extensive damage following an explosion and fire in Medicine Hat, Alta.

Calls of an explosion came in Wednesday morning, with a fire following soon after.

All active and off-duty members with the Medicine Hat Fire Department were called to the scene.

Deputy Fire Chief Lance Purcell said the main structure was a total loss and the other two houses had significant roof damage.

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

No one was injured in the two adjacent homes, while crews haven't been cleared to investigate the third building and won't have confirmation until at least Thursday.

There is no word on estimated damage, as fire crews continue to sift through the rubble to find a cause. …

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