An explosion in Charlotteville sends an elderly Norfolk County man to the hospital with severe burns.
Around lunchtime on Monday, the Norfolk County Fire Department was sent to a Charlotteville Road 8 addressed after a neighbour reported hearing a loud band and spotted smoking coming from a nearby residence.
Initial investigations had found that the man was working in his basement when the explosion occurred.
Fire damage itself was minimal but the explosion caused several doors and windows to blow out, and the entire structure appears to be lifted from its foundation.
The incident is still under investigation but is not considered suspicious.
The Fire Marshall is assisting with the investigation,
Damage to the structure is estimated at $100,000.
The well-being of the man is unknown at this time.