Emergency personnel responded to the scene of what was likely a natural gas explosion on the 200 block of Queens Avenue in Brandon on Tuesday evening at approximately 9 p.m.
Brandon Police Service Sgt. Bill Brown said at approximately 9:45 p.m. that although emergency personnel noted the smell of natural gas in the area, it was too early to determine a cause.
Brown could also not confirm whether there were any injuries reported.
Manitoba Hydro tweeted at approximately 10 p.m.: "Probable gas explosion in Brandon. Crews have clamped off pipes and preliminary readings show no migration of gas."
Neighbours who gathered outside of the area police taped off said that the house was under renovations at the time. Some of these people were evacuated from their homes, although Brown said the evacuation was short-lived.