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Colorado: No sign yet of well leak in fatal home explosion


April 28, 2017

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators have found no sign of natural gas leaks after a fatal explosion at a home near a gas well, but they are still running tests, officials said Thursday.

Two people died and a third was badly burned when the house exploded on April 17 in Firestone, 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Denver. The house was within 200 feet (60 meters) of a well producing mostly gas and some oil.

State and local fire officials stressed they do not know what caused the explosion but the well is part of the investigation.

Matt Lepore, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservatio...

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