It's believed a punctured gas line is to blame for a blast that destroyed a home in Sherwood Park Monday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a home located on Sage Crescent in Sherwood Park at about 11 a.m. Monday.

It’s believed workers had struck a gas line in the basement during renovations.

Luckily, the workers realized what had happened and the home was evacuated before the gas ignited.

“Everybody that was inside the house, there were some contractors inside and the resident, I think, they were evacuated immediately, so everyone was out,” Deputy Chief of Strathcona County Emergency Services Vern Elliot said.

Its possible homes on either side of the affected house may have also sustained structural damage by the blast.

Fire crews are expected to remain on the scene into the night to douse hotspots.