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House explosion near Sylvan Lake kills 1

A 66-year-old man has died following a house explosion and fire near Sylvan Lake Monday.

A 66-year-old man has died following a house explosion and fire near Sylvan Lake Monday.

The fire occurred at a rural residence south west of Sylvan Lake in Red Deer County.

Fire crews and the Sylan Lake RCMP responded before 5 p.m. Monday to reports of an explosion and arrived to find the lone resident, a 66-year-old male, suffering from serious burns.

The man was transported to the Red Deer Regional Hospital and then air lifted to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary where he died of his injuries after 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The Provincial Fire Inspector is still investigating the cause of the explosion.

The victim’s name has not been released.

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