You can monitor your own home for gas leaks

Gas/carbon monoxide alarms go for about $35 at home improvement stores.

KUSA - We found out this week what caused a house to explode in Firestone. Investigators said that an uncapped and abandoned gas line, which was attached to a nearby oil and gas well, was to blame.

The cut line leaked an unrefined and odorless gas into the house, and now, people are wondering how they can prevent the same thing from happening in their own homes.

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The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District says they’re monitoring air and soil in the area, and they haven’t found any contamination. People can take matters into their own hands, though, and buy a device that can detect both gas, and CO2.

The FFFD put out a recommendation for one such detector already. Here’s where you can buy it.

If you’re looking for any more information, Firestone plans to post updates on the Firestone, Colorado Facebook page.

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