Crews could begin demolishing exploded Firestone home as soon as Tuesday

Posted at 6:07 AM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 08:24:49-04

FIRESTONE, Colo. — Demolition could begin as soon as Tuesday on the house that exploded from an uncapped gas line in Firestone. Neighbors have waited five long months for cleanup to start at the house on Twilight Avenue.

The town of Firestone confirmed on Monday that the demolition permit has been issued, however the town would not provide an exact time for when the work will begin. The town also confirmed a contractor has been hired for the project.

Weld County is continuing to offer free explosive gas monitors to property owners in Weld County after hundreds of people have expressed interest in having them in their homes. Funding for the monitors, which detect carbon monoxide, methane and propane comes from the county's general fund. The county has spent $19,102 for the monitors so far and plans to buy 250 to 500 more as long as there is still a need.

To pick up a monitor, residents must bring proof that they are a property owner in Weld County through a utility bill, driver's license or property tax statement.

Below is a list of locations where monitors will be available for pickup:

Greeley: Daily

WC Planning Dept.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday

1555 N. 17th Ave.

Please call ahead to ensure availability (970-400-3548).

Firestone: Tues., Sept. 12

Town Hall

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

151 Grant Ave.

Fort Lupton: Tues., Sept. 12

Ft. Lupton City Hall

5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

130 S. McKinley Ave.