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Two men critically injured following explosion at Cap-Pelé house

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The Southeast District RCMP is investigating following an explosion at a house in Cap-Pelé, N.B., that sent two men to hospital with critical injuries.

Police allege garage may have been used for production of hash oil.

CAP-PELÉ, N.B. – The Southeast District RCMP is investigating following an explosion at a house in Cap-Pelé, N.B., that sent two men to hospital with critical injuries.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, around 3 p.m., members of the Shediac RCMP Detachment, Cap-Pelé Fire Department and EMS were called to a house on Dora Street in Cap-Pelé following a report of an explosion in the home's attached garage. Two men were taken to hospital and are listed in critical condition with severe burns. A woman and young child who were in the home at the time of the explosion were not injured.

On Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, police executed a search warrant at the home. More than 100 full canisters of butane and more than 300 empty butane canisters were seized, along with a number of marijuana plants. Police are investigating the possibility the garage was being used as an illegal "butane honey oil" (BHO) extraction lab for the production of hash oil.

There have been no arrests made or charges laid at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the Shediac RCMP detachment at 506-533-5151. To provide anonymous information, contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP212 + a message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or visit www.crimenb.ca.

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