One man dead in explosion in residential garage in Abbotsford

ABBOTSFORD’S Emergency Services responded to reports of an explosion in a residential garage in the 3300-block of Ponderosa Street at 4:18 p.m. on Thursday to find a residence fully engulfed by fire.
Six adults and two young children were able to escape the fire; however, an adult male resident is dead. His name will not be released at this time, police said.
The cause of this fire is currently under investigation. Abbotsford Police will continue to investigate, working in partnership with Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Investigators. More information will be provided as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this incident should call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225, text APD at 222973 (abbypd), or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.