December 2, 2023


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Firestone home explosion: 1 person hurt, pet rescued from home

The explosion was reported at a home on Roadrunner Avenue in the Stoneridge Neighborhood around 2:30 p.m.

FIRESTONE, Colo. — One person was injured and taken to the hospital following an explosion at a home on Thursday afternoon in a neighborhood of Firestone, according to a Facebook post from the Frederick-Firestone Protection District (FFPD).

The agency responded to the home, located at 9744 Roadrunner Ave., in the Stoneridge Neighborhood around 2:30 p.m. Around 3:15 p.m., FFPD said the incident was “stabilized”.

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One person who was injured was taken to the hospital. No information was provided about his or her condition. A pet was also rescued from the home, according to FFPD.

While the situation has stabilized, crews will remain at the scene for mitigation and safety effort. They’re also working to determine the cause but said in an update that the event was “not related to natural gas.”

Platteville-Gilcrest Fire, Firestone Police and members from the Weld County Drug Task Force responded to the home, an FFPD spokesperson said.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, the spokesperson said.

People are still urged to avoid the area due to the increased presence of emergency crews.

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