of Colorado Gas Station Fire Unknown
August 10, 2004
FRISCO - Authorities are searching for
clues, trying to determine what caused an explosion at
a local gas station.
The explosion happened around 6 p.m. at
the Loaf-N-Jug. Three men and one woman were taken to
University Hospital in Denver to be treated for burns.
An employee of the gas station, was listed in critical
A person with less serious injuries was
treated at Summit Medical Center and was expected to be
sent home. A woman and her child were treated for minor
injuries at Vail Valley Medical Center.
The explosion damaged the canopy over
the pumps and damaged or destroyed three vehicles.
Witnesses said there was a bunch of smoke,
followed a few seconds later by a big explosion.
"We heard an explosion, then flames
just shut up," said Wayne Sharrar. He said the Loaf-N-Jug,
which sits at the corner of Main and Second streets, is
probably the busiest station in town.
Daniel Maciceas' owns one of the damaged
vehicles. He said three technicians were working on one
of the pumps just before the explosion and they pulled
out something that looked like a filter. "As soon
as he pulled (it) out, gas went all over the place,"
The local fire department is still investigating
the official cause.