Grande Prairie RCMP respond to explosion at salvage yard

Grande Prairie, Alberta – At approximately 10:51 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP, along with other emergency services responded to an explosion that took place at a salvage yard on the North end of Grande Prairie.

Initial reports indicate that a propane tank had exploded causing damage to equipment and injuring one employee.

The scene was quickly contained and secured by emergency services.

The injured employee was taken to Grande Prairie hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety attended the scene and investigators continue to look into the cause of the explosion.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, which you believe may assist with this investigation, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at (780) 830-5701. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by Internet at, or by SMS

Police File 2018-1227624

Grande Prairie RCMP

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