On May 22, at approximately 4 p.m., the Red Deer RCMP responded to an explosion inside of a garage located in the Bower area of Red Deer.

Police, along with Red Deer Fire, attended the location and after investigation, the cause is believed to be accidental in nature.

The explosion occurred as a result of using a welding torch near an open gas tank, which ignited the gas vapours.

At this time there are no reported injuries.

If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact the Red Deer  RCMP at 403-406-2200. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.