Colorado explosion

courtesy: Durango Herald

SHREVEPORT, La. - A Shreveport oil executive was injured and an unidentified woman killed in a home explosion and fire Friday evening in Archuleta County, Colorado, according to law enforcement.

Undersheriff Derek Woodman said in a news release bystanders who saw the explosion pulled Fred Phillips, 72, of Shreveport, from the perimeter of the burning structure.

Emergency responders pulled an unidentifiable female body from the debris Saturday morning, Woodman said in an interview with The Durango Herald. The Archuleta County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the person and notify her family, he said.

Phillips was conscious when bystanders pulled him from the blaze and said a woman was still inside the burning building. He suffered “severe burns and other related trauma,” was taken by ambulance to Pagosa Springs Medical Center then flown to a Denver-area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

Firefighters were still at the scene of the explosion and fire Saturday morning.  The garage is “a total loss – complete destruction,” Woodman said. The adjacent home was damaged by the fire, but was unclear what the cost of the damage may be.

Fred Phillips

Fred Phillips


Load comments