Prince George house explosion and fire claims life of man, hurts three others

Credit to Author: The Canadian Press| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:26:51 +0000

An explosion and fire in a house in Prince George has claimed the life of a man and injured three others.

Police say the man died in hospital after the fire on Saturday night, while the other injured men are expected to recover.

RCMP say the home is well-known to investigators, and witnesses and video evidence indicate the residents may have been handling a large quantity of gasoline.

A dog that was also in the home didn’t survive.

Police say that when officers arrived at the scene, flames had consumed most of the house.

The RCMP forensic identification section and fire investigators are at the scene looking for the cause of the fire.