February 8, 2019 1:59 pm

Ontario fire marshal rules Caledon house explosion caused by natural gas

WATCH ABOVE: A deadly explosion in Caledon has forced the evacuation of more than 30 people. Now we're getting a closer look at the devastation left behind, as investigators continue their search for answers. Shallima Maharaj reports. (Feb. 4)


CALEDON, Ont. – The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshal says a deadly house explosion in Caledon, Ont., last week was caused by natural gas in the residence.

Fire Investigations Supervisor Skye Lorimer did not provide many details on the office’s findings, but says the issue lay with a supply line running into the house.

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Lorimer says there’s no evidence to suggest there was anything suspicious or criminal about the explosion that took place last Sunday.

One man died in the blast and has been identified as 54-year-old Joseph Westcott.

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The explosion completely levelled the home in which it took place.

It also prompted evacuations of several nearby houses.

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