‘The house is obliterated’: One dead following blast that levelled home

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Update 2/4: 22 houses affected. Caledon is right in line with Toronto’s urban sprawl, as adjacent Brampton reaches capacity. Is this an urban land clear?  I still don’t know what to think of these exploding houses. We never get followups or answers, even years down the road. As far as I can tell, they all go unsolved. Is natural gas dangerous? Since most houses in Ontario use natural gas, doesn’t everyone who is a customer deserve an answer? How is the demolition so complete? How does this speak to the quality of houses built? Is the gas explosion so powerful even a brick house stands no chance? I have no answers, and leave the post open for speculation, fakeology or arranged crime.
One person has died following a devastating house explosion that levelled a home in Caledon, Ont. Emergency crews rushed to the scene Sunday just before 6:30 a.m. and evacuated a large perimeter around the blast site. “The house is absolutely gone, there’s no other way to describe it. The house is obliterated,” OPP Const. Ian Michael described the scene of devastation to CP24, Police have identified the deceased as 54-year-old Joseph Westcott. Caledon’s fire department told reporters there was no reason to believe anyone else was in the destroyed home.
Source: ‘The house is obliterated’: One dead following blast that levelled home | CTV News Google street view House number is 9. Apparently the fire chief has been busy and in the media with a two-hatter dispute, and won an award for solving it.
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2 thoughts on “‘The house is obliterated’: One dead following blast that levelled home

  1. gaiagaia

    “Is natural gas dangerous”; obviously concentrated methane is explosive and I doubt Canadians ventilate a lot in winter time, gas explosions can and do happen.

    But looking at the photos xfiles posted: it is strange there is snow on top of the debris of the house but not on top of the car, where debris is on top.

    That doesn’t mean there was no explosion here, even of real events fake or staged photos can be produced. It is hard to draw firm conclusions, knowing our only source is media reports.

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