Abbotsford – Abbotsford Police says one man is dead after a “residential explosion” on Ponderosa Street.
Abbotsford’s Emergency Services responded to reports of an explosion in a residential garage in the 3300 block of Ponderosa Street at 4:18 PM Thursday afternoon.
Six adults and two young children were able to escape the fire; unfortunately, an adult male resident was found deceased. His name will not be released at this time.
The Abbotsford Police Department and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service are extending condolences to his family and friends.
The cause of this fire is currently under investigation. APD will continue to investigate, working in partnership with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Investigators.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text APD at 222973 (abbypd), or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
#AbbyPD and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service investigators are on scene @ Ponderosa St investigating a fatal residential explosion & fire that occurred @ 4:18 pm; 6 adults & 2 children escaped. Sadly, an adult male is deceased. APD & AFRS extend condolences to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/beFoBWGLCJ
— Abbotsford Police Department (@AbbyPoliceDept) August 10, 2018