Littleton house fire explosion injures six people

Six people were injured in a house fire in Littleton Sunday morning, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

All of the injured people were taken to hospitals and were considered to be stable, the fire department said in a statement. A seventh person was being evaluated at the scene.

The blaze broke out in the basement of a home at 5939 South Broadway. People inside the home told firefighters there was an explosion before the fire, and that the explosion blew out the home’s windows, a South Metro Fire Rescue spokesperson said Sunday.

Fire investigators are at the scene and looking into those reports, the spokesperson said.

Motorists should expect delays around South Broadway and Orchard Road, according to South Metro Fire Rescue.

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