An explosion rocked the Comox military base earlier today with the preliminary reports suggesting at least ten people were injured. (File Photo – 19 Wing Totem Times)
The explosion happened just after 9 a.m., shaking the nearby houses and civilian airport.
The cause of the explosion has not been ascertained so far but initial reports indicate the blast was caused by a natural gas explosion.
Russ Arnott, the Mayor of Comox Town, confirmed that the explosion happed at 19 Wing.
“The Town of Comox has a mutual aid agreement with the Wing and are currently on scene offering assistance,” he said in an online statement.