Two Men Suffer Severe Burns In Cap-Pele Explosion

Posted on Monday, January 29, 2018 16:43 PM

Two men have been sent to hospital with serious injuries after an explosion in Cap-Pele over the weekend.

Emergency responders were called to a Dora Street home on Saturday afternoon where two men were found with severe burns in the home's attached garage.

Police say a woman and young child inside the home at the time of the explosion were not hurt.

On Sunday, RCMP carried a out a search warrant at the home and seized more than 100 full canisters of butane, hundreds more empty canisters and some marijuana plants.

Police believe the garage was being used as a "butane honey oil" extraction lab to produce hash oil.

No arrests have yet been made.

Police are asking that if anyone has any information about this incident to contact the Shediac RCMP detachment at 506-533-5151.

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