4 people safe after explosion in Lehi home

A forceful explosion in Lehi Friday morning caused major damage to a home. All four people inside got out with only minor injuries.

A forceful explosion in Lehi Friday morning caused major damage to a home. All four people inside got out with only minor injuries. (Stuart Johnson, KSL-TV)


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LEHI — An early morning fire caused by an explosion resulted in major structural damage to a Lehi home on Friday.

Four individuals were in the home and all of them were able to get out; two had minor injuries, according to Shad Hatfield, battalion chief with Lehi Fire Department. No one needed to be taken to the hospital.

The fire department received a call at 3:31 a.m. for a home near 2100 North and 600 West in Lehi. Upon arrival, firefighters found windows blown out but very little smoke, which Hatfield said means there was a lot of force from the explosion.

"We did find a small, smoldering fire in the basement. That was quickly extinguished," he said.

One cat is still unaccounted for.

Hatfield said there was one person in the basement at the time of the incident, and they believe that is where the explosion was initiated. He said there was so much debris it was hard for crews to get around the inside the house.

The fire marshal and utility companies were at the scene on Friday morning investigating the cause of the explosion.

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Emily Ashcraft joined KSL.com as a reporter in 2021. She covers courts and legal affairs, as well as health, faith and religion news.

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