Gas explosion levels Denver apartment building, at least 10 wounded

Firefighters respond to an apartment explosion in Denver, Colorado. Tuesday.


At least 10 people were injured Tuesday in an apparent natural gas explosion in an apartment complex in Denver.

The authorities told Fox31 that one of the injured victims suffered “serious traumatic injuries” and was taken to a local hospital. Denver Fire department spokesman Capt. Greg Pixley told The Associated Press that some of those injured were burned.

Denver Fire said that not all residents have there are still good, but there are no reports of children injured.

The blast leveled part of a one-story brick rowhouse is located just south of the city centre.

Television helicopter images showed pieces of wood thrown like sticks and stones spilled on the ground, in front of the one-story building.

Alan Rodriguez, who lives four blocks away, told Fox31 that he thought that his roof was caving in when he heard the explosion. When he went outside to see what was going on, he saw a “mushroom cloud” of smoke.

This is a developing story; check back for more updates.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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