Saskatoon police launch particulars of Clarence Avenue home explosion sufferer – Saskatoon
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Jerry Schnurr said he could still see and hear the explosion.
He lives across the street from the house on Clarence Avenue South that exploded early Saturday morning.
“I made myself coffee and waited for (the newspaper) to come,” he told Global News, “when I was looking directly across the street to see the house take off and explode.”
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Saskatoon Police released details of the person who was killed in the explosion on Clarence Avenue South early Saturday morning.
In a statement released Monday, Saskatoon Police Department said a 59-year-old man – the resident – was killed in the explosion.
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The police also said they suspected no foul play but did not disclose his name.
Schnurr told Global News he didn’t know much about his neighbors and said they rarely spoke.
The Saskatoon Fire Department (SFD) said in a press release that fire investigators have not yet determined what caused the explosion, but have estimated the damage at $ 600,000.
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Schnurr thinks it’s much more than that.
The Saskatoon fire chief previously told reporters the explosion blasted the front walls of the house onto the lawn. Mayor Charlie Clark, who was closely examining the scene, said the roof landed on the adjacent houses. On Monday, Global News saw that some of the house’s siding in the south had melted.
Given the damage other neighboring homes have suffered, he said he was lucky. His property was only lightly burned from the debris – mostly burning documents – that ended up in his yard.
The police are still investigating.
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