DENVER (CBS4) – Investigators have not had a chance to speak with one of the most severely injured victims of an explosion in Denver last week. That one person may be key to determining if an explosion was actually caused by natural gas as first thought.

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Nine people were hurt, one critically, last Tuesday afternoon.

The blast leveled much of a four-plex residential building located on Santa Fe Drive between 3rd and 4th avenues in Denver’s Baker Neighborhood.

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Now CBS4 has learned Xcel Energy has finished it’s investigation. Officials say “all systems were working properly” up to the property, according to a source.

Xcel Energy tells CBS4 it’s investigation into the explosion is “closed” and released this statement:

“Our thoughts are with those who were injured during an explosion and fire this week in Denver. We’re continuing to work with the local fire department and authorities on this investigation. While the investigation is still ongoing, we do know that our system in the area is operating safely and at this point in the investigation, we do not believe that our facilities were involved.”

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Denver’s fire department has not ruled on a cause. It confirms it has not spoken with one victim still hospitalized.


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