A home in Transcona has been levelled by an explosion and several neighbouring homes also suffered damage on Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the home on Camrose Bay around 11:19 a.m. 

Fire crews and police arrived to find a home completely destroyed by the explosion. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service says that debris from the destroyed house was scattered on the road, and just the foundation remained standing.

The explosion caused damage, and ignited fires, at surrounding homes and garages. Homes across the street and cars parked in the area suffered blown out windows from the force of the explosion.

Firefighters used ladder trucks as well as a drone to help fight the several fires. 

The situation was declared under control at 1:08 p.m. Crews are expected to remain on scene throughout the afternoon. Residents should continue to avoid the area.

Firefighters helped evacuate some residents of neighbouring homes, while others were able to shelter in place. Crews completed a search of the surrounding structures that were damaged by the explosion, and no occupants were found. One dog was rescued from one of the neighbouring homes.

There were no injuries reported. However, it is still unclear if anyone was inside the home that exploded.

The explosion, and resulting fires, caused significant fire and structural damage to several neighbouring structures. It will be some time before residents of these homes will be able to return.

WFPS’ Accelerant Detection K9 was deployed to assist fire investigators at the scene.

The cause of the explosion, and resulting fires, remains under investigation.