/House explosion on Reynolds Road 

House explosion on Reynolds Road 

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.