Man Survives After Home ‘Completely Exploded'

The cause of the blast remains under investigation

A Vermont man survived after the house he was in "completely exploded" Wednesday morning, according to state police.

Around 7 a.m., responders were called to Great Blue Heron Drive in Guilford, where they found the building had blown up. The homeowner was trapped in the basement when crews arrived.

The man was extricated and taken to Brattleboro Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Vermont State Police, Guilford Fire and the Keene, New Hampshire, Fire Department's building collapse team were on the scene, along with the State of Vermont Urban Search and Rescue Team, Green Mountain Power and the Guilford Highway Department. Vermont's building collapse team was requested, but their response was later cancelled once the patient was removed.

Authorities are investigating the cause and origin of the explosion.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at (802) 722-4670.

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