Explosion at Elkins Distilling in Estes Park injures 2 employees

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ESTES PARK, Colo. (KDVR) — Two employees were injured in an explosion Saturday morning at Elkins Distilling in Estes Park.

The explosion happened around 9 a.m. at 1825 N. Lake Ave. When firefighters arrived on scene, they located a fire in the back area of the building, which was closed for business at the time of the explosion.

The injured employees were transported to a local hospital. Fire investigators stated one of the employees was flown to North Colorado Medical Center Burn Unit in Greeley. The employee they stated was taken to the same hospital via ambulance. Both employees are expected to survive.

The explosion damaged the back area of the distillery. Officials stated the explosion blew a garage door off that landed on a car. The explosion also blew out a front window on the property.

Fire investigators say they do not know the cause of the explosion. They expect to have an update in the next few days on what exactly caused the explosion.

(Video credit: Jason Van Tatenhove, Estes Park Trail-Gazette)

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