February 1, 2014 11:15 am
Updated: February 1, 2014 1:49 pm

RCMP Investigate drug-related explosion in Airdrie

RCMP investigate explosion in Airdrie.

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Mounties believe an explosion at a home in Airdrie may have been drug-related.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. Friday at a home on Kings Heights Road.

When RCMP and fire crews responded, they found significant damage inside the home.

Investigators say the blast shook the interior walls of the duplex and officers are now concerned about the structural integrity of the building.

Neighbors on both sides of the duplex are not being allowed back into their homes until the building is declared structurally sound.

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“There certainly are windows smashed out and interior walls that have been damaged severely,” says RCMP Staff Sgt. Gordon Sage. “We are just trying to keep everybody out of the area until we can determine the level of public safety.”

Officers say they believe drugs were being manufactured inside the home and that’s what caused the blast.

However, they haven’t said which drugs they believe to be to blame.

So far no charges have been laid, but the RCMP is working with arson investigators.

Investigators say two people severely injured in the blast were transported to the Foothills Hospital in critical condition.

It’s not known whether the two people involved owned or rented the home.

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