Woman killed, man injured in Grand Lake home explosion, fire

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GRAND LAKE, Colo. -- A woman was killed and a man was injured in an early-morning house explosion and fire on Sunday in Grand Lake, the Grand County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies, firefighters with the Grand lake Fire Protection District and medics with the Grand County Emergency Medical Services responded to call of the explosion and fire on Mad Moose Lane about 12:40 a.m.

The house was deemed a total loss. The man was flown to Denver Health Medical Center with serious injures. The woman was found in the debris after firefighters got the fire under control.

The sheriff's office said the man and woman are in their 60s. Their names were not released.

The sheriff's office said it was a "significant" explosion and cold weather made fighting the fire difficult.

The cause of the explosion and fire is under investigation.

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