New House Explodes; Gas Leak May be to Blame

Monday, Feb 3, 2014  |  Updated 7:05 AM EDT
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Stafford Co. Home 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.

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