Friday, April 7, 2017

Home destroyed after second gas explosion in the Kirkwood, CA area in the past week.

KIRKWOOD, ALPINE COUNTY, Calif. (News 4 & Fox 11) —

A gas explosion destroyed a home in Kirkwood on Friday, according to California Highway Patrol.

The explosion was reported in the afternoon Friday, March 31, in the Dangberg Drive area, CHP said.

Nobody was injured in the explosion, authorities said. It's believed to be the second gas explosion in the Kirkwood area in the past week.


ALPINE COUNTY -- A home was destroyed by a gas explosion Friday near the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, according to the California Highway Patrol.

No one was reported hurt in the explosion on Dangberg Drive.

It's believed that propane system components were blocked by the recent snowfall, causing leaks, according to the Amador Ledger Dispatch. A pilot light or thermostat could have sparked the explosion.

The incident was reportedly the second gas explosion near Kirkwood Resort in just the past week.