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Man dies following explosion, fire at residential grow-op in Houston

A man has succumbed to his injuries following an explosion and a fire in a residential outbuilding of a home in Houston.

RCMP and Fire were called to the home on Duke Road just before noon on Sunday, August 11, and found a man with severe burns throughout his body. He was transported to hospital, but later died from his injuries.

Fire and RCMP are still investigating the cause of the fire and the explosion, but say it appears a small marijuana grow-op was located within the shed behind the home. No other structures were damaged.

The RCMP is continuing their investigation, and the BC Coroners Service is conducting their own parallel investigation.

The man’s name is not being released at this time.

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