October, 2011

After circling the house, we flew a few miles to see a house that had blown up the week before. Unfortunately, the owner of the house was killed in the blast. As Assistant Chief of the Bridger Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, Denny had responded to the call before 2AM and was the person who found the badly burned body of the owner. As we flew around the site, we could see glints of broken glass spread up the hill and down to the driveway at the bottom of the picture. Had the explosion occurred before the recent weeks of cold and wet weather there would have been a major forest fire. The suspected source of the blast was a gas leak. Here is the satellite view taken shortly before the explosion.

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