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2 injured in suspected propane explosion at home under construction

Posted at 9:31 AM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 14:37:14-05
Highway 24 home explosion
Fire crews suspect a propane explosion heavily damaged the home under construction. (KOAA)

EL PASO COUNTY – A home explosion in El Paso County injures two people at a home under construction along Highway 24 between Peyton and Calhan.

Fire crews got the call just after 9:00 a.m. Upon arrival they found the garage door and all the windows in the home were blown out.  A propane explosion is suspected.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reports the crew working to put up drywall were in the process of opening the garage door when there was an explosion that engulfed the home in flames.

Two people at the home at the time of the explosion only have minor injuries. There is little visible fire damage from outside the home.