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Fire, apparent explosion, destroys northeast Edmonton home: EFRS

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What appears to be an explosion destroyed a home at 128 Avenue and 67 Street and a duplex next door on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Edmonton.
What appears to be an explosion destroyed a home at 128 Avenue and 67 Street and a duplex next door on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, in Edmonton. Photo by Greg Southam /Postmedia

One northeast Edmonton home has been destroyed, and another damaged by fire in what appears to be an explosion early Friday morning, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (EFRS) said.

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At 2: 26 a.m., EFRS started receiving multiple 911 calls about a house fire and what looks like an explosion near 128 Avenue and 67 Street, spokeswoman Brittany Eveneshen said.

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Fire crews arrived on the scene at 2: 51 a.m. and found two houses on fire before bringing the blaze under control at 4: 31 a.m., Eveneshen said, adding that there have been no reported injuries and the fire is under investigation.

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