Crews battle house fire after reports of Genesee explosion

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GENESEE, Colo. –The Foothills Fire Department put out a house fire after receiving reports of an explosion at a Genesee residence on Friday afternoon.

The call first came in to Jefferson County deputies at approximately 11:40 a.m. The Jefferson County sheriff confirmed the house fire occurred after some type of explosion at 28661 Moss Rock Rd, just off the Genesee exit north of I-70.

Mark Techmeyer, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said the explosion happened when a man in the house attempted to light a pilot on a furnace or a hot water heater.

Police scanner traffic indicated the man, who received burns, was taken to a local hospital. There are currently no details available on his injuries.

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