Northern Suburbs News
Town hall explodes when car hits propane tank
WASHINGTON, Conn. -- A car that drove into a 1,000-gallon propane tank in the western Connecticut town of Washington Depot caused a leak that sparked an explosion in town hall.
No injuries were reported in the early Sunday morning blast that the News Times of Danbury reports blew out windows in a meeting hall.
State environmental officials say the car settled on top of the propane tank and has been removed. The remaining propane is being flared off.
First Selectman Mark Lyon told the newspaper that a caterer's vehicle drove across the lawn and sheared off the gas tank's filler pipe. He says the driver used a fire alarm to call for help and got other members of the catering staff outside the building before the explosion.
The hall had been rented for a wedding Saturday evening.
WAKE UP WITH EYEWITNESS NEWS! Click here to download the WABC Eyewitness News Alarm Clock app from iTunes. or search WABC or 7online in the app store.
Get Eyewitness News Delivered
connecticut, explosion, northern suburbs news
- Stolen passports deepen missing plane mystery 9 min ago
- AccuWeather: Cooler Sunday
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Mayor de Blasio continues to rally for universal Pre-K
- Elderly man attacked at Port Authority
- LI man accused of killing uncle, burying him in backyard
- Grandfather killed in Long Island City hit and run
- Proposed teacher layoffs in Newark set off dispute
- Mom accused of driving into surf with kids goes to court
- Spring forward: Time to set the clocks ahead
- Matt Harvey still predicting 2014 role
- Melo scores 26, Knicks beat Cavs 107-97 28 min ago
- Photos: Famous deaths in 2014
- Stolen passports deepen missing plane mystery
9 min ago