Local News KNRS

 

Propane Explosion Destroys Box Elder County Home

A HOME -- IN THE TINY COMMUNITY OF PORTAGE, NEAR THE UTAH-IDAHO BORDER -- HAS BEEN COMPLETELY DESTROYED, IN A PROPANE EXPLOSION.

BOX ELDER COUNTY FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THERE WERE NO INJURIES... BUT THEY ESTIMATE DAMAGE AT $150,000.

AUTHORITIES SAY THE HOMEOWNER REPORTED SMELLING PROPANE, HOURS BEFORE THE BLAST.

THE PROPANE COMPANY TOLD HIM TO CLOSE THE FUEL LINE, AND CALL A REPAIRMAN.

OFFICIALS SAY THE EXPLOSION COULD BE FELT SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY.

THE MAN WAS TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR EVALUATION, AND RELEASED.

 

More Articles