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Home explodes in Dolores County; 1 dead

Posted at 4:39 PM, Jan 24, 2017

RICO, Colo. – A woman was found dead outside a Dolores County home that was leveled by an explosion Monday afternoon.

The explosion occurred at a home on Piedmont Street in Rico at about 4:30 p.m.

Dolores Fire Protection District Chief Mike Zion said the house was destroyed and there was not any fire when crews arrived, just a pile of debris.

A woman was found deceased outside the home. Officials have not released her identity, pending notification of kin.

Zion said the explosion may have been caused by a propane tank but the investigation is ongoing.

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