Feb 18, 2011 10:20 PM by Stefanie Boe

House explosion near Denver

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - Emergency crews are in the foothills southwest of Denver where a house has exploded and a fire has broken out.

Crews are fighting the fire and searching the area for people. So far, there's no sign anybody was in the house when it exploded around 5:30 Friday evening.

Dan Hatlestad of the Intercanyon Fire Rescue says the homeowner has been contacted and is on his way to the area. He says firefighters from three different agencies are at the house.

The house is in a remote area and no other homes are threatened by the fire. Hatlestad says there's still snow on the ground and that's helped limit the spread of the flames.

Authorities don't know what caused the explosion. Debris is scatted for about 100 yards in every direction.

Picture Courtesy Elk Creek Fire




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