Search for two missing in Woodstock explosion expected to take days

It could take days for crews to sift through the wreckage of an apartment building destroyed in an explosion this weekend as they search for two missing residents.

Firefighters and investigators begin their investigation on the scene of a three storey apartment building fire in Woodstock

Firefighters and investigators begin their investigation on the scene of a three storey apartment building fire in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ont. — It could take days for crews to sift through the wreckage of an apartment building destroyed in an explosion this weekend as they search for two missing residents.

Woodstock police Const. Steven McEwan says officers could be working until next week to determine whether there are bodies in the charred rubble of the three-storey building.

Police say prospects look grim for the two missing people.

The five others who were previously unaccounted for have been found.

Authorities have yet to determine what caused the blast, but say there’s no indication of criminal activity.

Investigators are looking into a natural gas service that powered appliances in the building as a possible cause.