A gas leak caused a vacation rental house in Littleton to explode and injure eight people, sending six to the hospital. Firefighters arrived at the house on 5939 South Broadway to find a fire in the basement. Crews worked to ventilate the house and used thermal imaging cameras to monitor heat and smoke in the basement.
When the house exploded, a family was renting it through Airbnb for a vacation. A family member told fire officials that he felt the house move during the explosion.
People Reported Gas Smell Before Littleton House Explosion
The family staying in the house and neighbors reported smelling natural gas before the Littleton house explosion. South Metro Fire confirmed that a gas leak caused the house explosion, but an ignition source is still under investigation. Xcel Energy released a statement that says they will “coordinate with fire officials on the investigation into the cause of the incident.”
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