Police Seek Cause of Vermont House Explosion

June 4, 2010

Vermont State Police fire investigators are seeking the cause of an explosion that destroyed a house in the town of Norwich.

Police say that when firefighters arrived at the New Boston Road home at about 6 p.m. Monday they found debris from the house scattered over a wide area.

Officials say the explosion was consistent with a gas leak, but no official determination has been made.

There were no injuries.

Firefighter extinguished a small fire in the back yard.

Police estimate the damage to the house, which was up for sale, at $500,000.

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