Provincial police continue probe of fatal house explosion in Laurentians

·1 min read

MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say a body was discovered in the rubble of a home that exploded in Morin-Heights on Friday in the Laurentians.

Police say there was an explosion that preceded a fire on the property that was brought under control.

Emergency services were called to the residence at about 11:20 a.m. on Friday in the town about 85 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

Police say the coroner will formally identify the victim, who was found later by technicians.

A spokesman says police are continuing their investigation at the scene today.

The cause of the explosion and the fire remain under investigation.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 27, 2021.

The Canadian Press