Fire crews work near the scene of an explosion along 97A Street north of Griesbach Road, in Edmonton Saturday Feb. 23, 2019.
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The Edmonton police bomb squad was called back to the scene Saturday where one night earlier a garage explosion rocked a north Edmonton neighbourhood and sent two people to hospital.Police were called back to the area of 97A Street and 147 Avenue in the Griesbach neighbourhood Saturday just before noon.“The bomb squad was called out because chemicals were found on the scene,” said acting Staff Sgt. Mike Zaparyniuk. “There is no suspected bomb and the scope of the investigation has not changed.”Zaparyniuk said police do not believe there is a criminal aspect to the investigation and there is no threat to public safety.He said the two people sent to hospital Friday had minor injuries and have since been released.Leah Rogers lives in the neighbourhood. She said she saw hazmat teams arrive on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday.She said emergency crews had opened streets to traffic earlier in the morning, but roadblocks were re-established in the early afternoon.“There was nothing set up, like I said nothing was set up until we just got home here after one o’clock that’s when we’ve now seen all this extra activity,” said Rogers.Emergency crews have returned to the scene of an explosion along 97A Street north of Griesbach Road. Several roads in the neighbourhood are now blocked off. pic.twitter.com/WBdNLhGVLp— David Bloom (@davidbloomphoto) February 23, 2019Friday night explosionPolice were initially called to the area shortly before 6 p.m. Friday after reports of an explosion.Upon arrival, emergency crews found a collapsed, detached garage. Todd Weiss, district chief with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, said propane tanks were found intact on the property. He confirmed there was an explosion but no fire on the scene.Neighbours from a few streets over said they could feel their houses shake as they heard the blast.Roxy Doctor’s property backs onto the site of the explosion. She said finishing nails popped out of the wall, her fridge door opened and cups fell off her counter because of the explosion.“That was too close to home,” Doctor said. “It was shocking to see how close with regards to the proximity. It hits close to home literally.”