WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Many folks living on Ingalls St. in Westminster still have trouble believing the nightmare that rocked their neighborhood actually happened.
“It sounded like an airplane crashed or a bomb went off,” said Margaret Smith, who lives near the house that exploded.
“It felt like our house actually went up in the air… It jolted to the side,” said Theresa Gonzales, who also lives nearby.
Fire investigators determined Friday that the cause of the home explosion was a gas leak.
Many neighbors weren’t surprised.
“We were smelling gas before,” Gonzales said.
Fire officials said the people who lived in the home weren’t home at the time.
FOX31 Denver briefly spoke to them as they picked up a few personal items, but they didn’t want to talk on-camera.