August 9, 2017 3:12 pm
Updated: August 10, 2017 4:18 pm

Apparent explosion at Caledon house sends man to hospital with serious burns

WATCH ABOVE: House explosion near Bolton, Ont. sends man to hospital with serious burns


One person was seriously injured after an apparent explosion at a Caledon house on Wednesday.

Fire, EMS and OPP responded to a call near Humber Station Road north of Castlederg Side Road around 1:18 p.m.

Upon arrival, emergency crews discovered a male aged mid to late 50s with burns to about 25 per cent of his body. He was transported  in stable condition to Brampton Civic Hospital with injuries considered non-life-threatening.

The fire marshal’s office was called in to investigate the cause of the blast along with provincial police.

An update from OPP said Ankit Bhargava, 23, of Caledon was charged with an arson offence and was scheduled to appear at an Orangeville court on Thursday.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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