Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a residential garage explosion that put the lives of two young children in danger. The detached garage is believed to be a drug lab.
On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, the EPS assisted Edmonton Fire Rescue at a garage fire around 12:30 p.m. in the area of 66 Street and 149 Avenue. A 33-year-old male and 29-year-old female were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The male has been released from hospital and the female is still receiving medical care.
Inside the home, two children (10 and 11-years old) were also taken to hospital for precautionary reasons and have been released.
“It’s disconcerting these children were placed in harm’s way,” says Staff Sgt. Mark Hilton with Northeast Division Criminal Investigations Section. “Fortunately, they weren’t injured, or worse, killed. The children are now in the care of other family members.”
To ensure the safety of EPS officers, City of Edmonton engineers and the EPS Clandestine Lab are being consulted to determine if the structure is safe for police to execute a search warrant on the property today.
Charges against the two adults are pending as the investigation continues.
If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.
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