Police confirm one person dead in Tumbler Ridge explosion

Photo: Nothing remains of the house that exploded in Tumbler Ridge on Sunday morning – submitted by Monica Jeffrey

There’s no word yet on the cause of death but the RCMP has now confirmed that one person was killed in a large explosion about 2:30 yesterday morning, in a residential neighborhood in Tumbler Ridge.

If you’re familiar with the community, the home was in the first hundred block of Wolverine avenue and, Constable Craig Douglass, the RCMP North District liason officer, picks up the story at that point…

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Initial reports indicated the home where the explosion occurred was levelled and at least two others were heavily damaged.

Unofficial reports have also suggested that as a result of the blast, a toddler was thrown from her crib and needed to be extracted from a bedroom wall.

Constable Douglass confirmed that at least one child was among those who escaped serious injury, but he declined to say more than that at this time.

He did say the RCMP, the BC Coroners Service and a medical health officer continue their investigation.

For photos of the explosion and the aftermath Click Here

For a video of the fire and aftermath Click Here

Read how the community is dealing with the explosion by Clicking Here

To read the original story published Sunday afternoon Click Here

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