STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Authorities are investigating what caused a huge explosion Tuesday that leveled a six bedroom house in Stamford, scattering debris for hundreds of feet and setting three other homes on fire.
The homeowner was outside near a pool house when the explosion happened just before 2 p.m.
Mayor Michael Pavia said the blast demolished the 6,000-square-foot home “in a million pieces.”
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“I’ve never quite seen the kind of damage to a building before and the debris was spread out probably 400-500 feet around where the house once stood,” he said.