On April 17, 2017, about 4:45 p.m. local time, a single-family home in Firestone, Colorado, was destroyed by an explosion. (See figure 1.) A resident and a plumber who was working at the house died in the explosion, and two other residents were injured. At the time of the explosion, the fatally injured resident and plumber were replacing a water heater in the basement.
The explosion also damaged the adjacent house, which later was demolished. The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District responded to the accident, with mutual aid from three other fire departments and the Firestone Police Department.