Saskatoon police say 59-year-old man died in explosion

Rescue workers responded to a house explosion on Clarence Avenue South on June 19, 2021. (Saskatoon Fire Department / Submitted)

The Saskatoon Police Department confirmed Monday that the body found after an explosion on Saturday morning was that of a 59-year-old man who lived in the house.

The Serious Crimes Department said the man died when the house caught fire and exploded early Saturday morning on the 2200 block of Clarence Avenue South.

The police did not disclose the man’s name. The death is not believed to be due to foul play.

The house exploded just before 4 a.m. on Saturday

Fire chief Morgan Hackl said Saturday he suspected natural gas played a role in the explosion, but investigators – including those from SaskEnergy – would have to determine the location of the first explosion.

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