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UPDATE: Dickinsfield explosion location corrected by RMWB

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
UPDATE: Dickinsfield explosion location corrected by RMWB

A home on Clenell Crescent lies in ruins on morning of May 17, 2016 // Photo provided on Facebook

Homeowners on McConachie Crescent don’t have to worry about the state of their houses.

An explosion that rocked the Dickinsfield neighbourhood on Monday night was initially thought to have occurred on the street, but the RMWB corrected that information just after 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The municipality says the explosion actually originated from a home on Clenell Crescent. Photos submitted to our news department appears to show one home completely destroyed by the blast.

Seven homes on Dickens Drive were also seriously damaged by the incident.

There was also a fire on Silin Forest Road across from Father Mercredi Catholic High School, where a fourplex was destroyed and damaged two other units.

Alberta Emergency Management Agency Executive Director Scott Long said in last night’s town hall that crews have turned off the gas to Dickinsfield while an investigation into the explosion is completed.

Premier Rachel Notley added that the explosion, combined with the recent aggressive fire behaviour, were examples of why it isn’t safe to return to the region yet. She said that the province is reviewing their re-entry plan for Fort McMurray in light of the incidents.

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