EXPLOSION UPDATE: Police Investigation at Explosion Scene Complete
Published July 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm
Although the investigation into the Mississauga house explosion is mostly finished, it’ll still be some time before the cause of the incident is revealed.
Sgt. Josh Colley spoke at a news conference today at noon, saying the evidence gathered at the scene is still being analyzed in order to accurately determine the cause.
Colley said it could be weeks before Peel Regional Police and the fire marshal are able to reveal what exactly caused the ground shaking explosion that happened last Tuesday.
The main focus of the conference was the steps that are continuously being taken to help everyone affected by the blast (i.e. neighbours who had to be evacuated from their homes) to recover from the incident and bring their lives back to normal.
The explosion area has been given back to the fire marshal from the police investigation.
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for any information on the cause of the blast.
Road closures around the site remain in effect and include Hickory Drive to the North and West, Rathburn Road to the South and Dixie Road to the East.
The recovery process is well underway and will continue in the coming days.
- Sixty-nine addresses are still impacted and within the site.
- MFES are working with homeowners, their insurance representatives and city staff to continue the process of returning residents to their homes.
Community Support Session
The session will provide support to impacted residents and help them manage the critical incident stress associated with the Hickory Drive incident.
Councillor Chris Fonseca and Fire Chief Tim Beckett will be onsite to share information and answer questions from residents.
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
1500 Gulleden Dr.
Meetings will be organized in the coming days for:
- residents of 1360 Rathburn Rd. specifically; and
- a broader meeting for the greater area and general public to attend.
Residents looking for information can visit the mobile community information centre (accessible from Dixie and Rathburn) onsite Monday toWednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by calling 311.
Emergency accommodation is available for anyone impacted by the incident. Anyone in need is asked to call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies