UPDATED: Abbotsford Police investigating after apparent explosion and fire injures man

Explosion and fire reported in incident that prompted airlifting of 57-year-old man.

An air ambulance has landed in Douglas Taylor Park following a reported fire on Friday morning.

An air ambulance has landed in Douglas Taylor Park following a reported fire on Friday morning.

Air ambulance departs Douglas-Taylor Park after Abbotsford garage fire.

A video posted by abbynews (@abbynews) on Feb 20, 2015 at 9:48am PST



A 57-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after an apparent explosion and fire on Harris Road Friday morning.

Emergency crews responded to a reported garage fire in the 31200 block of Harris Road just before 9 a.m. Friday.

Police say a seriously injured man who lived at the home was found at the scene. He was later taken to Douglas-Taylor Park, from where he was airlfited to hospital.

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) has taken over the investigation. Const. Ian MacDonald said that while it is still early in the investigation, “it appears there was an explosion and fire on the property.”

Major crime detectives, forensic unit members and other APD patrol officers remained on the scene for several hours, MacDonald said.

Harris Road was closed to traffic between Olund and Bates roads.

MacDonald said the investigation is still underway, but the incident did not involve drugs or drug production.

It has not yet been confirmed that the victim was an Abbotsford firefighter, as has been reported by other media.

On scene of Harris Road fire

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