May 10, 2019 11:58 am
Updated: May 10, 2019 12:20 pm

Garage explosion near Tillsonburg sends man to hospital

A man has been sent to hospital after an explosion in a garage.

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The Ontario Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of an explosion near Tillsonburg.

Norfolk County firefighters were called to a reported structure fire on Main Street of Courtland just after 10 p.m. Thursday.

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When fire crews arrived at the scene, they found a man who had apparently suffered injuries from a small explosion that had occurred in a garage.

He was transported to hospital by Oxford County EMS.

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“Any time an explosion occurs or a patient is admitted to a hospital due to injuries sustained from a fire or explosion, the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office must be contacted,” said Norfolk County Fire Prevention Officer Michael Atkins.

No damage estimate has been set.

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