2 Months After the Mississauga House Explosion


Published August 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm


Two months ago, Mississauga was rocked by an explosion — the cause of which has not yet been determined — on Hickory Drive.

While many people affected by the blast have been able to return home, a few are still displaced.

According to a recent Newstalk 1010 article, 37 families are still unable to return to their homes.

Mississauga Fire Chief Tim Beckett told Newstalk that 37 addresses are still impacted and have building code orders attached to them and cannot be occupied at the moment.

As of now, three buildings (including the home that exploded) have been demolished and one more is slated to be destroyed. Beckett told the news outlet that more homes might also need to be demolished.

“We’re still waiting for engineer reports on the severely damaged townhomes, that bordered the backyard of the home that exploded,” Beckett told Newstalk.  “Some people won’t be back for a year, while they wait for their homes to be rebuilt.” 

The displaced families are residing in temporary accommodations for the time being.

The raucous explosion occurred on June 28. Homeowners Robert Nadler and Diane Page were both killed. The cause of the explosion is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

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