A Heather Gardens gas explosion killed one person and injured two others in Aurora, Colorado. The victim was identified as 82-year-old Carol Ross. One of the two injured people was a firefighter, who has already been released from the hospital. The other injured person is expected to recover.
Firefighters were already in the area, summoned by residents reporting the odor of a gas leak. They had dealt with that leak when gas buildup from a different leak nearby exploded. The explosion destroyed one house and damaged others.
Initial counts showed that one person was still not accounted for. Officials called in a canine rescue team from Colorado Task Force One, an urban search and rescue team. The team found Carol Ross’ body on Saturday morning.
The explosion and fire has affected other homes in the area too. Some residents have had to evacuate the area because utilities have been shut off.
Heather Gardens is a retirement community in Aurora that provides single family houses for people aged 55 and over.
Heather Gardens Gas Explosion Tragedy
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