CALGARY — Officials say at least 10 people have been seriously injured after an explosion destroyed a home in Calgary.
The Calgary Fire Department says the force of the explosion created a large debris field, several fires and damage to surrounding houses in a northeastern neighbourhood.
It says many of the injured were believed to have been inside the home when it blew up.
Adam Loria, a spokesman for Calgary Emergency Medical Services, says all the people sent to hospital are adults.
He says six people were in life-threatening condition and four received serious injuries.
Loria said there were no children involved and the explosion involved a single-family home.
Crews have been unable to search the site and look for other victims due to structural problems with the home.
Loria said EMS crews will remain at the scene for now.
"It was quite the group effort, not only with EMS, to ensure all patients were cared for and transported in a timely fashion, but as well with our first responder partners Calgary police and Calgary fire," Loria said.
Power to the area has been shut down and workers are trying to clamp the natural gas line.
Fire and police are on scene trying to determine the cause of the blast.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 27, 2023.
The Canadian Press