Durham Emergency Servces, with the assistance of York Region Fire Services responded to what appeared to be a house explosion in Pickering Monday afternoon.
At approximately 2:30 pm, first responders attended the scene at York Durham Line and 16th Ave. Nearby residents stated they heard a loud explosion, and then witnessed the flames and large plumes of smoke coming from the area. One person was transported to a trauma unit in Toronto.
Emergency Services will release more details as they become available.