Explosion in Fort McMurray damages homes

FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA – Fort McMurray is seeing more destruction to the already damaged city.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo says there was an explosion last night in a home on McConachie Crescent.

The blast also damaged 7 nearby houses.

There is no word on injuries and the blast is under investigation.

There was also a fire at Silin Forrest Road in Thickwood. One fourplex was lost while 3 other houses were damaged. The cause of the fire is under investigation and there are no threats to other buildings in the area.

This comes as crews are still battling the major wildfire in Fort McMurray that is growing and causing more evacuations.