Barrie Fire says 11 injured in garage explosion
Codi Wilson, CP24.com
Published Friday, March 13, 2015 10:32PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:39AM EDT
Five people remain in hospital Saturday, each recovering from injuries sustained in a garage explosion at a home in Barrie Friday night.
The incident occurred at around 9 p.m. at a house on Collete Crescent, injuring 11 people in total.
Barrie Fire spokesperson Samantha Hoffmann said there were 13 people inside the home at the time of the explosion and all have been accounted for.
Ornge spokesperson Joshua McNamara confirmed to CTV News that an air ambulance was requested however could not respond due to weather. McNamara said a woman, believed to be in her 30s, and a man, believed to be in his 40s, suffered severe burns and were transported by land to Sunnybrook Hospital in critical condition. Two other people also suffered critical injuries.
Hoffman said other injured parties have been taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital but there is no word on their condition.
Barrie Fire said the blaze was quickly put out and did not spread beyond the residence.
The Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified and the cause of the explosion has not yet been determined. However, both Hydro and Enbridge attended the scene and determined there were no further risks of explosions at the site.