WORCESTER — Vermont State Police say a propane leak was likely to blame for a home that exploded in Worcester on Sunday.
Police said an explosion was reported on Eagle Ledge Road at about 10:40 a.m. Upon arrival, fire crews found a small wood frame home with three sides blown completely away, and the roof was lying where the house once stood.
Police said David Garneau, 39, and Miranda Bador, 30, lived at the home and were there at the time of the explosion. The home is owned by Walter Bador, 72, of Worcester.
Police said Garneau and Bador were treated for injuries at Central Vermont Medical Center. Bador was later taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment for her second-degree burns.
Police said an investigation showed appliances at the home were fed by propane, and a gas leak was likely to blame for the explosion. The incident is not considered suspicious or intentional, but because of the severe destruction and devastation to the home, the cause is undetermined.
Anyone with information about the blast is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Todd Ambroz at 802-229-9191.