WATCH: Penticton home surrounded after pipe bomb explosion
PENTICTON, B.C. –
UPDATE: 1:00 P.M. The bomb squad has exploded one of the discovered ordinance on the property.
UPDATE: 11:55 A.M. Fortis B.C. has arrived to cut power to homes in the Penticton neighbourhood being attended by bomb squad. Four homes are now evacuated.
UPDATE 11:45 A.M. The bomb squad has arrived and two more homes have been evacuated on Windsor Avenue.
A pipe bomb went off outside a home on Windsor Avenue Thursday.
Police fear there may be more explosives in the house.
The explosion was reported as shots fired Thursday afternoon.
RCMP found evidence and debris of what appears to be a pipe bomb along the property fence.
An adult male has been arrested and remains in police custody.
The bomb is believed to have detonated unintentionally, possible due to the warm weather.
Explosive material penetrated the house, breaking a main floor window.
A basement suite resident in the house was not injured and has been evacuated, as have the residents of the adjacent home.
The property remains cordoned off while police work with the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit.