Nine people were injured, two seriously, in a Denver 4-plex natural gas explosion on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
The two seriously injured people were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Hospital spokesman Simon Crittle stated that one had “severe traumatic injuries,” and the other patient’s injuries are not as severe.
The Denver Fire Department, on Twitter, announced that the other seven injured people were treated at the scene.
The residence, on Santa Fe Drive between 3rd and 4th Avenue, was badly damaged. Nearby houses were also damaged, as well as some cars in the area.
While officials believe that everyone has been accounted for, Denver Fire Captain Greg Pixley said that search teams with cadaver dogs are going through the wreckage to make sure.
Pixley also said that arson investigators and a crime scene unit was on the scene, and that crews for Xcel Energy Inc, the Denver utility that supplied the building, had shut off all gas lines into the area.
The ATF is also involved in the investigation of the Denver 4-Plex natural gas explosion.
Denver 4-Plex Natural Gas Explosion Affects People’s Lives
According to CBS4 Denver news, there are several GoFundMe pages set up for victims of the Denver 4-Plex natural gas explosion, including Meghan Meehan who lost everything in the explosion and was hospitalized with injuries that put her out of work for some time; Elizabeth Litton, a single mother who also lost everything in the explosion; and Matt Brady who also lost everything in the explosion.
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Coffman, Keith, Dobuzinskis, Alex, & Whitcomb, Dan. “Nine hurt as Denver gas explosion levels residential building.” Reuters, August 15, 2018.
“ATF Joins Fire Investigators At Denver Explosion Site.” CBS4 Denver, August 15, 2018.