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Man dies after house explosion near Maidstone, Sask.

RCMP in Maidstone, Sask. say a man is dead after a house exploded yesterday afternoon.

Police investigating blast, no concerns with local natural gas lines

Police say a man was killed after a house explosion south of Maidstone yesterday afternoon. (CBC)

RCMP in Maidstone, Sask. say a man is dead after a house exploded yesterday afternoon.

The explosion happened south of town, along Range Road 3233. The fire department found the body of a man inside the house.

A second person, who was outside of the home at the time, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The coroner's office, the office of the fire commissioner and the RCMP fire scene examiner are all on scene.

RCMP don't believe the blast was criminal, and said there was no danger to the public.

Police will not be releasing names at this time.