A woman is dead and a man is severely injured after an October 11 house explosion in Pagosa Springs, CO. Fred Phillips, 72, of Shreveport, LA, suffered serious burns and other explosion injuries and was airlifted to a Denver-area hospital where he is said to be in critical condition at The name of woman who died has not been released by authorities.
Trevor Schoelhamer, his father and another neighbor ran to the house, located at 994 Cool Pines Dr., when they heard the explosion around 7:00 p.m. They pulled Phillips to safety but the enormous fire that enveloped the two-story home prevented them from reaching the woman. Firefighters recovered her remains the following day.
Authorities do not yet know the cause of the blast. The home in the Aspen Village subdivision, which Phillips for $1 million in 2007, according to the Denver Post, was completely destroyed.
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