Explosion wakens residents; no injuries reported

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Residents were awakened to an explosion that occurred at the French Quarter at Nine Mile Station in Denver.

KUSA-TV 9News Denver

DENVER (AP) An explosion at gazebo next to an apartment complex startled residents and prompted an evacuation but caused no injuries.

The explosion happened at the French Quarter at Nine Mile Station apartments in southeast Denver around 7 a.m. Sunday.

Denver Fire Department spokesman Mark Watson told KUSA-TV that the explosion and resulting fire had been contained to a free-standing gazebo that used to house mailboxes. Watson says the there is no danger to the surrounding structures.

The cause of the explosion and fire remains under investigation. Natural gas to the complex has been turned off while firefighters investigate.

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