A propane blast forces Norwalk couple to flee their new home

June 12, 2018

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A propane explosion has forced a Norwalk couple to flee their new home.

The Connecticut Post reports that Simon and Mamata Bertrand were asleep on the second floor of the Deepwood Lane home they purchased a month ago when propane apparently leaked from a front yard underground storage tank and ignited just after 5 a.m.

Mamata Bertrand is five months pregnant.

Simon Bertrand told the paper that the couple was asleep on the second floor when they heard a loud boom. He said they grabbed what they could and fled from the house.

A check of neighboring properties and storm drains also found high gas readings. A few houses in the area were evacuated as officials investigated.

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