WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say one person was injured when a propane tank exploded and eight other tanks caught fire at a propane refilling station in the Denver suburb of Westminster.
The Westminster Fire Department said Friday a tank sitting in the back of a running pickup ignited fire, triggering a chain reaction that sent tanks and debris ricocheting around a parking lot.
Firefighters hosed down a large supply tank to keep it from exploding.
Officials say the tank that caught fire was venting propane, but they didn’t say what ignited it.
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The fire department says one person suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. Officials didn’t disclose the person’s name or the nature of the injuries.
Some homes were evacuated as a precaution but residents have been allowed to return.