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Edmonton fire causes propane tank explosion

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WATCH ABOVE: Fire crews battled a blaze in the Forrest Heights neighbourhood Thursday night – Jun 29, 2018

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire at a motel in Edmonton’s Forest Heights neighbourhood Thursday night.

The blaze broke out at the Patricia Motel shortly after 11 p.m. at 101 Avenue and 79 Street.

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Edmonton Fire Rescue said there was a shed on the property with a pile of “junk” in it that caught fire.

The flames spread quickly, igniting several trees and causing a propane tank to explode, sending debris flying.

Fire officials said no one was injured despite the explosion.

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A fire damages a shed next to Edmonton's Patricia Motel, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Eric Beck, Global News
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Edmonton firefighters extinguish a fire next to the Patricia Motel, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Eric Beck, Global News

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