PHOTOS: Rock Springs Firefighters Respond to House Explosion

PHOTOS: Rock Springs Firefighters Respond to House Explosion

The side of the house on 240 Chardonnay Lane is bulging out after a reported explosion. SweetwaterNOW photo

ROCK SPRINGS — The Rock Springs Fire Department responded to Chardonnay Lane this evening for a reported explosion at a home being constructed.

RSFD Chief Jim Wamsley said the firefighters responded to a call of a house fire around 6:30 this evening. The call later turned into a report of an explosion. Upon arrival, firefighters noticed what appeared to be smoke coming out of the structure at 240 Chardonnay Lane.

Wamsley said the windows, and insulation were blown out of the house due to the explosion. The house is being built and no one was in the home at the time of the explosion. No one was injured.

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It appears the explosion was caused by a leak from one of the appliances, which was being used to maintain a warm environment. This incident still under investigation.

SweetwaterNOW will update this story as more information becomes available.