Calgary, AB,

Calgary fire crews called to south east explosion which injures three




At approximately 1:15 this afternoon, Calgary fire crews were called to 11500 114th Avenue south east for reports of an explosion and fire. On arrival, fire crews encountered three workers who had been in the building and sustained burns to their upper body. There was also a fire in the building as a result of the explosion. Fire crews initiated patient care and then transferred care to AHS who transported them to an area hospital. Firefighters quickly brought the fire under control and extinguished it. The force of the explosion blew the garage doors off of the building and also pushed out the walls which were made of metal sheeting. The CFD heavy rescue team assessed the building and determined that the damage, although significant, did not compromise its structural integrity. Fire investigators are on scene to determine the exact origin and cause of the explosion and resulting fire. A large propane tank was being worked on at the time of the incident. A fourth worker also inside the building at the time of the blast was not injured. Occupational Health and Safety is on scene to investigate.