Explosion in Orleans: one person arrested and charged

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Explosion in; Orleans: one person arrested and charged

The explosion occurred on February 13th. (File photo)

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Arson Unit arrested and charged a man Wednesday afternoon in connection with the February 13 explosion on Blossom Pass Terrace in Orleans, Ottawa's east end.

Ottawa resident Kody Troy Crosby, 35 , faces four charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

He also faces four counts of arson-explosion causing bodily harm, one of arson-explosion without regard to human life, one of fire-explosion causing property damage and two counts of arson-explosion causing bodily harm. breaking into a place other than a dwelling.

The explosion occurred in the heart of a residential project under construction in Orleans, in the Avalon Vista neighborhood. In addition to injuring people, the explosion forced the displacement of several dozen families.

The OPS investigation was conducted with the collaboration of Minto, of the Commissioner's Office Fire Department, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Technical Standards and Safety Board of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Ottawa Fire Services and City of ;Ottawa, underlines the OPS.

In a written statement, the president of the Minto community for Ontario, Brent Strachan, said he was relieved by this arrest .

We are grateful to the authorities for their continued support throughout this investigation and our thoughts continue to be with those injured. We remain focused on building our community so residents can move into their new homes as soon as possible.

With information from Claudine Richard

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