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Gazette Premium Content Explosion in Denver wakens residents; no injuries reported

Associated Press Updated: April 13, 2014 at 11:11 am
Associated Press Updated: April 13, 2014 at 11:11 am • Published: April 13, 2014

DENVER - An explosion and fire in a laundry room at the French Quarter Apartments in Denver forced residents to evacuate into the rain early Sunday morning. The complex is located at 3235 S. Parker Rd., just off Interstate 225 near S. Peoria St. Emergency crews were evacuating residents from...

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DENVER — 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 p.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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