Gypsum, CO — A home exploded in Gypsum Thursday afternoon following a report of an underground gas leak in the Chatfield Corners neighborhood, according to a tweet from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO).
The explosion at 50 Cottonwood Pass Road was reported around 12:35 p.m, ECSO said.
Remains were found at the site Friday. The sheriff’s office said the cause of death and identity will be released by the coroner’s office.
At 10 p.m. ECSO said Chatfield Corners residents could go to the Gypsum Creek Middle School to get an escort to their homes to get essential items such as medication and pets.
An evacuation center was been set up at the amphitheater at the Gypsum Rec Center.
In a Facebook post, Eagle County Schools said students and staff of Red Hill Elementary School and Gypsum Creek Middle School were safe and not in danger but have been evacuated due to the gas leak. They were encouraging parents to come and pick their children up if they’re able to do so.