Dog finds scent, but no body, in Colorado debris

Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado fire official now says a cadaver dog targeted a scent in the ruins of a home destroyed by an explosion, but it did not find a body.

KMGH-TV reports that Thornton fire spokeswoman Lisa Wilson corrected a previous statement Thursday night that said the dog had found a body. Officials now say the dog only picked up a scent.

Earlier, neighbors reported a blast that blew out windows, knocked people off their feet and scattered debris more than a block away.

Fire officials have said one person was unaccounted for. The Denver Post reported that the homeowners told police a third resident might have been inside.

It's not clear what caused the blast. Neighbors tried to put out the fire with garden hoses before fire officials arrived in the Denver suburb.

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