Abbotsford garage explosion leaves 1 man dead

WATCH: A man is dead after a major explosion at a house in Abbotsford. It's still not clear how it happened but there is speculation as to what caused the blast. Nadia Stewart Reports.

Abbotsford police said one man has died after an explosion in a resident’s garage on Thursday afternoon.

Sgt. Judy Bird said police were called to the 3300-block of Ponderosa Street just after 4:15 pm.

“Upon arrival, we located a residence that was fully engulfed with fire, six adults and two young children were luckily able to escape, but unluckily an adult male resident was found deceased.”

The cause of the explosion is now being investigated.

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