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RCMP say building in fatal explosion in Houston, B.C., contained small grow-op

08/12/2013 06:14 EDT | Updated 10/12/2013 05:12 EDT
HOUSTON, B.C. - The RCMP say a small marijuana-grow operation may be linked to an explosion that killed a man in northern B.C.

The explosion happened shortly before noon on Sunday, when a shed behind a home in Houston, about 1,000 kilometres north of Vancouver, blew up.

The Mounties say a man who was burned in the explosion later died in hospital.

A news release says the cause is still under investigation, but it appears there was a small marijuana grow operation inside the shed.

The name of the victim has not been released.