By Chad Ingram
Published Feb. 24 2017
Reynolds Road in Minden Hills has beenclosed to traffic as the Minden Hills fire department along with theOntario Fire Marshal's office investigates a house explosion.
Minden Hills fire chief Doug Schelltold the Times the department got a call for the explosionjust after 5 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 23.
“Nobody was home at the time” saidSchell who was still on scene at about 10:30 a.m. on Friday. “It'skind of used on a seasonal basis.”
The house was destroyed with anexcavator taking down its remnants.
As with cases of explosion or damage ofmore than half a million dollars the fire marshal’soffice must be called in.
“It's under investigation” Schellsaid of the cause of the explosion. There was a propane tank on theproperty that erupted but what led to that is unclear at this time.
“Due to the narrowness of the roadwe're trying to keep traffic at a minimum” Schell said of the roadclosure.
He hoped the Reynolds Road would bereopened to traffic by the end of the day.