No major injuries after silo explosion at Burnside industrial park

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency says there are no major injuries after a silo roof explosion at the Burnside industrial park in Dartmouth.

The fire service says witnesses reported a loud explosion on MacDonald Avenue around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

Fire officials say the roof blew off the silo and landed on a car. The explosion caused concrete dust and debris to spread throughout the area. Some pieces could be seen 1,000 feet away.

The fire service says no one was seriously injured.

While several witnesses reported seeing smoke, fire officials say there was no fire, and what appeared to be smoke was actually concrete dust from the silo.

Fire crews have sent a drone up to assess the damage and debris field.