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Explosions rock grocery store parking lot

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A man believed to be in his 70s is being treated in hospital for burns after his van caught fire in a grocery store parking lot in St. James this morning.

Police say the man was rushed to hospital in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition.

There were a series of explosions that rocked the van in the parking lot of the Real Canadian Superstore on Sargent Avenue around 11:45 a.m.

Witnesses say there was one large explosion, followed by one or two smaller ones.

It’s believed several propane tanks were being transported in the van.

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Updated on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:59 PM CST: adds photo

2:23 PM: Video removed.

2:58 PM: corrects typo in cutline

March 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM: Video added.

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