Rathdrum, ID House Explosion Injures 1

A Rathdrum, Idaho house explosion injured one man Thursday afternoon. Officials say a gas leak caused the house explosion after a contractor working in the front yard struck a gas line. 

The blast happened about an hour and a half after Avista Utilities arrived on the scene. A contractor for Ziply Fiber struck a gas line while running fiber optic cable underground. Two male and female homeowners were inside with the Avista representative at the time of the explosion. The male homeowner was transported to the hospital with minor burn injuries. The Avista representative was treated on the scene for first-degree burns to his neck.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is ongoing. The Fire Marshal says gas migrated underground and filled the house with natural gas. Fifteen neighboring homes were evacuated. 

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