Provincial police continue probe of fatal house explosion in Laurentians

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MONTREAL — Quebec provincial police say a body was discovered in the rubble of a home that exploded in Morin-Heights on Friday in the Laurentians.

Police say there was an explosion that preceded a fire on the property that was brought under control.

Emergency services were called to the residence at about 11:20 a.m. on Friday in the town about 85 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

Police say the coroner will formally identify the victim, who was found later by technicians.

A spokesman says police are continuing their investigation at the scene today.

The cause of the explosion and the fire remain under investigation.