New House Explodes; Gas Leak May be to Blame

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    An unoccupied house in Stafford County, Va., exploded Saturday night, and investigators believe a gas leak is to blame.

    Stafford Co. Fire Department Public Information Officer Mark Doyle said there was no one inside the home under construction. The blast occurred around 9 p.m. on Hopkins Branch Way.

    The area is part of a new development in the Stafford Lakes subdivision. The house was destroyed.

    Investigators are still trying to pinpoint the cause of the explosion.