OTTAWA — Paramedics say they are treating eight people for non-life-threatening injuries following an explosion caused by a gas leak in east Ottawa.
Firefighters say Monday morning’s blaze destroyed several homes under construction in the Orleans suburb.
Paramedics say one person has been sent to a hospital in stable condition.
Ottawa Fire Services says firefighters used chainsaws to rescue one man, who was in stable condition and talking.
Ottawa Police say roads are closed in the area.
Police are directing people displaced by the blast to two nearby gathering places.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on February 13, 2023.
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