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Gas Explosion Levels Draper Home, Sending a Man to the Hospital

A DRAPER NEIGHBORHOOD WAS ROCKED BY AN EXPLOSION -- ABOUT 7:20 FRIDAY MORNING -- THAT SOME SAY, SOUNDED LIKE AN AIRPLANE CRASH.

CITY OFFICIALS SAY, A GAS EXPLOSION -- INSIDE A HOME, NEAR SECOND EAST, 150TH SOUTH -- SPARKED A LARGE FIRE... AND INJURED THE ONLY PERSON WHO WAS INSIDE.

UNIFIED FIRE PARAMEDIC CHRIS ATKIN SAYS, SEVERAL FIREFIGHTERS AND TRUCKS RESPONDED... BUT THERE WASN'T MUCH THEY COULD DO, EXCEPT KEEP THE FLAMES FROM NEARBY HOUSES.

THE VICTIM STAGGERED FROM THE HOME, AND WAS HELICOPTERED TO THE HOSPITAL. HIS CONDITION WASN'T IMMEDIATELY KNOWN.

SEVERAL NEIGHBORING HOUSES WERE ALSO DAMAGED, AND EVACUATED FOR A TIME.

OFFICIALS SAY THE MAN WAS ALONE IN THE HOUSE, BECAUSE HIS FAMILY IS ON VACATION.

 

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