Underground Propane Tank Did Not Explode: Officials

Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 5:23 PM EDT
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Underground Propane Tank Did Not Explode: Officials

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Police continue to investigate the source of the propane leak that destroyed a 6,000-square foot luxury home in Stamford on Tuesday, but investigators said the 500 gallon, underground propane tank did not explode and there were no indications of “a significant" breach of the gas lines.

Mayor Michael Pavia’s office released a statement on Friday saying the propane gas explosion originated from inside the house.

Investigators said they found several ignition sources, but have not determined the ignition source leading to the explosion at 305 Webbs Hill Road just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

The homeowner, Giuseppe Cardillo, was home when the explosion happened, but was outside and sustained only minor injuries, officials said.

As of last night, crews had finished examining the scene and the property was turned over to the homeowner’s insurance company, officials said.

The state Police Aviation Unit and the state’s Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Squad have aerial photographs and mapping of the scene.  Stamford Police Department assisted in the initial investigation and throughout the incident.
 

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