One person was taken to hospital after firefighters responded to a reported explosion at a downtown Edmonton apartment building Tuesday night.
A spokesperson for Edmonton Fire Rescue Services told Global News that someone called 911 to report the blast at 8:39 p.m. and that crews arrived to the building in the area of 106 Avenue and 108 Street about four minutes later.
When firefighters arrived, they encountered smoke and flames coming from a balcony window in the top floor of the three-storey building. The building was then evacuated.
The spokesperson said the injured person was found on the front lawn of the building. Their injuries were considered minor but they were still taken to hospital.
At 8:51 p.m., fire crews at the scene deemed the blaze to be under control but as of 9:30 p.m., it was still not declared out.
A Global News crew at the scene was able to see a fire-damaged balcony with one of the doors popped out.
According to district fire Chief Gerald O’Connor, the blaze was contained to the one apartment unit, although smoke was evident on the third floor. The fire was eventually completely put out.