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Kamloops hostage-taker killed in fiery explosion

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What remains of a woman's home after a hostage taker sets off fiery explosion in her Kamloops neighbourhood. (Leia Hutchings/CBC)

One man is dead, but a woman and her family managed to escape a violent hostage-taking in Kamloops, B.C. Thursday night that ended with an explosion destroying a family home.

The incident began late early Thursday evening when a neighbour saw a man armed with a long gun burst into the home in the 1400 block of Cannel Drive.

That man rigged himself, the woman's home and a vehicle outside with explosives, and officials had to evacuate 15 homes in the suburban neighbourhood.

Kamloops assistant fire chief Mike Adams speaks explains what happened to the CBC's Pamela McCall.
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