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Exploding alcohol still caused a house explosion in Brampton that seriously injured four people, including a one-year-old girl on Tuesday, Peel police say.

The still was found in the semi-detached home’s basement on Herdwick Street, according to a news release published on Thursday morning.

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The explosion occurred on Tuesday at about 1:30 pm near Humberwest Parkway and Cottrelle Boulevard.

Brampton Fire Department and Peel Regional Police found four people with minor injuries.

A one-year-old girl received second-degree burns in the explosion, police said.

Two men and a woman suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation, Peel Police added.

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All were taken to hospital and remained overnight as a precaution, Peel Regional Police said in a news release.

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Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the scene of the house explosion.

A Brampton man on Wednesday was arrested on arson by negligence charge, police said.

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The 57-year-old male was released on a promise to appear.

He is slated to appear in at the Ontario Court of Justice, Brampton at a later date.

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