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Explosion, Gas Line Investigated In Canon City

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A home was destroyed in Canon City after an early morning explosion (credit: CBS)

A home was destroyed in Canon City after an early morning explosion (credit: CBS)

CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4)- The investigation continues into an early morning explosion in Canon City after a home was destroyed.

A man inside the home was thrown out during the explosion which also sent flames 20 feet into the air. Investigators believe a gas line exploded.

People living in the three blocks surrounding the home were evacuated as a precaution.

Crews are trying to find the exact location of the explosion. The man was rushed to Denver for treatment. The extent of his injuries has not been released.

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