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Loud ‘explosion’ shakes Rutland neighbourhood

A man was taken to hospital with minor burns
Firefighters respond to report of explosion in Rutland. (Contributed)

Residents of Sylvania Crescent were rattled by what sounded like an explosion that shook their homes Thursday night.

According to a neighbour at about 9:40 p.m., a large bang was heard that clattered pictures on the wall of their house, followed by a terrible smell.

A witness said the explosion appeared to come from a shed in the backyard of a home. There was no sign of any visible flames, they said.

Fire crews and an RCMP officer responded to the home in the 1300 block of Sylvania and discovered a man with minor burns. He was transported to hospital.

Police say there is no related criminal investigation into the matter.

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