Massive Explosion In Stamford Levels Home

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – Fire crews from several towns are responding to the scene of a massive house explosion in Stamford.

The explosion took place at 305 Webbs Hill Road, CBS 2′s Joe Biermann reported from Chopper 2.

At least three houses in the area have been reported on fire.

Stamford Police Chief Jon Fontneau told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that a call about the explosion came in just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The large plume of smoke could be seen from 30 to 40 miles away, Biermann reported.

Initial reports said some sort of large propane tank inside the home ignited and devastated the home as it blew up and out, Biermann reported.

Police confirmed a propane tank in the basement of the house exploded, sparking a massive blast and fire.

The house is completely leveled and the house next door sustained serious damage, police said.

Police said no one was inside either home at the time and no injuries have been reported.

Crews are calling for emergency assistance from as far away as Westchester County, Biermann reported.

Windows, cinderblocks and other debris from the home can be seen up to 40 yards away, indicating the force of the blast, Biermann reported.

The owner of the house was taken to Stamford Hospital for examination but appeared to be uninjured.

Stay with for updates to this developing story.

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Source: CBS local New York


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