Pictured above: House lies in ruins after explosion, and disquieting notes found at site by neighbors
Piecing the evidence together using open source information available to the public
A man and a woman were killed in the explosion and as is normal in such cases police have not released the identity of the deceased until next of kin have been notified properly.
It is also known that hand-written notes found at the scene of the fatal house explosion in Mississauga, Ontario, may provide some insight into the nature or cause, both human and material, of the blast.
In addition, to the house destroyed by the blast dozens of other homes, two apartment buildings and a townhouse complex were evacuated after the house on Hickory Drive near Willow Bank Trail was leveled by an explosion from within the structure that occurred at 4:20 pm, Tuesday, scattering debris in some directions nearly a block away from the epicenter of the explosion.
That is the sum of what police and fire officials are saying at this early (initial) stage of their investigation.
But is that all that it is possible to glean from the photographic evidence now available?
The straightforward answer to that question is no, it is not.
Anyone with a little patience and the desire can, using opensource information, know a great deal more about the nature of the explosion.
For example, as can be seen from the photographs available, the explosion did not cause a conflagration. There was no giant fireball associated with the explosion engulfing the house in which the explosion took place or neighboring structures into an inferno.
So, we are looking at materials that cause explosions without the accompanying fireball. Getting this far for most will be a two-step process, but only two steps. First, search explosions and then images of explosions and keep looking until you see an image that looks like the photograph provided above.
There are open source, that is, free and readily available computer-based software programs which will allow one to compare photographs.
Using the photographs available run a comparative search and read the articles associated with the matches that are found.
And, in a relatively short span of time, one will know within an acceptable range of possible alternatives (margin of error) the nature of the explosion that took place at 4:20 pm, on Hickory Drive near Willow Bank Trail , in Mississauga, Ontario, on Tuesday, the 28th of June, 2016.
Sadly, the explosion claimed the life of two people, a man and a woman, who left behind some rather disquieting hand-written notes about their deteriorating life circumstances: " ... as of next week everything will fall apart for us." And, perhaps more revealing, " ... forgive us for what we are about to do."
It may be of interest to some to know that those who have compared the photographs of the explosion damage to glass structures at Brussels and Ataturk Airports have drawn some interesting conclusions.
The photograph below is of the San Bruno 2010 gas pipeline triggered explosion with accompanying fireball.
There was no fireball associated with the Mississauga house explosion, and therefore, the cause of that explosion was not the same as in San Bruno.
This brief article was written to illustrate that it is possible, employing open source information, to be in a position to ask better questions of our officials, and for them to supply us with better information in return.
It is possible to compare a gas line triggered explosion with fireball from San Bruno 2010 pictured above, with the current photograph of the Mississauga house explosion, pictured at the top of this page