Office of the Fire Marshal investigating explosion at 54 Murray Road

    TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - The Murray Road propane explosion site and other
affected properties were transferred yesterday to the Office of the Fire
Marshal (OFM) and other regulatory agencies who are working cooperatively to
determine the cause of the explosion while the clean up continues.
    The OFM Fire Investigation Services team on scene consists of 2
supervisors, 5 investigators and 2 engineers.
    The OFM Fire Investigation Services team has not yet been able to access
the area of origin. It has been confirmed that asbestos was found throughout
the area of the explosion. A private contractor is in the process of cleaning
up the area, block by block to ensure the safety of everyone at the scene.
    Once the asbestos has been removed, the OFM will be in a position to
carry on with its investigation at the point of origin. At this time, the
investigation is focused on documenting the debris and assessing the extent of
    A body was found yesterday at the scene of the explosion. The Office of
the Chief Coroner has been notified and has joined the investigative team now
assembled at the site.
    If anyone in the public discovers any debris on their property that they
believe is related to the explosion, please contact Toronto Police Services at
    Further details of the investigation will be released publicly as soon as
they become available.

For further information:

For further information: Gina Pontikas, Office of the Fire Marshal,
(416) 325-3138

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