An explosion is believed to have been the cause of a large house fire in Markham, Tuesday afternoon.
York Regional Police say emergency crews were called out just before 5:00pm to a home on Douglas Haig Drive, which is near McCowan Road and Steeles Avenue.
Police evacuated residents from surrounding homes as Markham firefighters tackled the blaze.
The Ontario Fire Marshall is on scene investigating but have yet to confirm the cause or whether it is suspicious.
Six people were sent to hospital, 1 adult male with serious injuries, while a police officer, 3 children and a female were transported with minor injuries.
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