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Reports of overnight explosion in Victoria Harbour under investigation

A building was found damaged at Maple and Park Streets
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TAY TOWNSHIP - Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Southern Georgian Bay Detachment responded at 12:37 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020 to reports of an explosion sound in Victoria Harbour. Reports from area residents in the Maple, Park and George Streets area stated a loud explosion sound along with a bright bluish light occurred in the Community Centre or the Industrial Park area at 12:30 a.m.

Responding officers patrolled the area without locating a scene or cause of the sound. Investigators were contacted this morning after a building on the corner of Maple and Park Streets was found to have incurred damage to its roof overnight.

The Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall (OFM) has been contacted and are attending to assist in the on going investigation.

Anyone having knowledge or video footage of this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online.

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