- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

FIRESTONE, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly house explosion and fire in northern Colorado (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Authorities have found two people dead in the rubble of a home that exploded and caught fire in northern Colorado.

Summer Campos, a spokeswoman for the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, says the bodies were found in the home’s unfinished basement Tuesday and have been sent to the Weld County coroner’s office. Their names have not been released.

The cause of Monday’s explosion at the two-story home in Firestone, a community of about 10,000 people 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Denver, is still under investigation. Two people were taken to the hospital in the immediate aftermath.

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8:40 a.m.

Two people are missing and two others were injured after a home exploded and caught fire in a northern Colorado town.

The cause of Monday’s explosion at the home in Firestone, a community of about 10,000 people 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Denver, is still under investigation.

Two people were taken to the hospital in the immediate aftermath.

On Tuesday a spokeswoman for the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, Summer Campos, said that two other people were unaccounted for. She said firefighters and investigators will slowly remove the rubble from the house looking for them, a process which could take two days.

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