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Man dead following house explosion, fire near Maidstone, Sask.

One man is dead following an explosion and fire at a rural home south of Maidstone, Sask.
One man is dead following an explosion and fire at a rural home south of Maidstone, Sask. Darrell Patton / Global News

One man is dead and another was injured following an explosion and fire at a rural home south of Maidstone, Sask.

It happened Thursday just after 6 p.m. CT at the home located on Range Road 3233.

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Police said a man was found dead in the home. His name and age have not been released.

A second man who police believe was outside the home was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Maidstone RCMP said they do not believe the explosion was criminal in nature and that there is no danger to the public.

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The coroner’s office, the fire commissioner’s office and a RCMP fire scene examiner continue to investigate.

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Maidstone is approximately 220 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

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