No explosion

Firefighters in Calgary, Alberta were called to the scene of a possible house explosion. It turned out to be something else. From the website Nothing To Do With Arbroath:

 Crews were called to a home along Sanderling Hill N.W., Sandstone Valley, at around 4:30pm by someone driving through the area.

“[They] saw the debris on the front yard, and assumed that it was an explosion,” says the Calgary Fire Department’s Paul Leblanc. It turns out the house was packed with personal belongings and garbage.

“This is a house that is normally like this, and has been looked at by bylaw [officers] a few times” explained Leblanc. “Basically it’s a person who has a messy front yard.” 

For anyone who has ever been embarrassed by a messy front yard, this comes as a relief.

Hat tip: