REGINA — An explosion rocked a quiet neighbourhood in north Regina Sunday morning, knocking one home off its foundation.
The blast occurred just before noon at a home on Halleran Place, a cul de sac just south of the Ring Road and east of Pasqua Street.
Fire Marshal Albert Headrick says a family of three — mom, dad and daughter — was in the home at the time, but escaped.
Headrick says the only injury was to the girl, who was taken to hospital with a leg injury.
Headrick said the family had been having trouble with their furnace and the blast was triggered when someone started a clothes dryer.
“The day previous to that, they had some furnace problems, they had a tech in to service the furnace,” he said.
There was no fire.
SaskEnergy’s Dave Burdeniuk says the gas line at the back of the home was damaged, so crews had to dig up the service line and shut off the gas at that point.Crews took readings of all the lines around the home to ensure the safety of the neighbourhood.
People who live on the street were evacuated for several hours until the gas could be turned off.
Headrick says there was no physical damage to the exterior of any of the surrounding homes.
The explosion woke up some neighbours.
“I was in bed sleeping and I heard this big bang and the house shook,” said Kristen Morin.
“I got up and I looked outside and the house two houses down from me, the windows were all (blown) out.”
The home has been boarded up and engineers are expected to evaluate the structural integrity of the home later this week.