One injured after Daily Bread gas explosion
A gas explosion ripped through the Daily Bread yesterday at around 5:30 p.m., prompting a swift response from the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, a Glenwood Springs news release states.
Upon arrival, crews found the front window had been blown out by a gas explosion that left active flames at the source of the gas leak. Crews immediately began evacuating multiple adjacent buildings while simultaneously securing the building’s utilities and extinguishing the fire, the release states.
One person, who was inside the Daily Bread at the time of the explosion, was transported to Valley View Hospital with minor injuries.
Despite the dramatic incident, damage to the building was minor. After ensuring all hazards were fully mitigated, residents were allowed to return to their homes. Control of the property was then handed back to the owner.
The response team consisted of two engines, two ambulances, and two command vehicles, with ten firefighters under the command of Incident Commander Hostetler. Source Gas, the Glenwood Springs Police Department, and Colorado River Fire Rescue also responded to the incident.
Battalion Chief Hostetler expressed gratitude for the team’s rapid and professional response, which he believes minimized damage and any additional injuries.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Garfield County Fire Investigation Team. The department will not be releasing any more information at this time.