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Colorado Springs Home Explodes, Second Body Found.

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Published on Mar 9, 2011

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CAUTION: this has not been edited for language.

Just before midnight on March 8th, Curtis Neal left his home to pick up his girlfriend. He returned to a horrific sight. A house in his neighborhood had literally exploded into an inferno -and was close enough to home that he thought it was his own. Emergency workers were just arriving. So, as other neighbors were evacuating the area, he pulled out his cell phone and caught this gigantic blaze on video.

From KRDO:

Body Recovered In House ExplosionUnknown If Body Is A Man Or Woman
KRDO.com Staff
POSTED: 5:31 pm MST March 9, 2011
AAAText SizePrintEmailUPDATED: 9:55 pm MST March 9, 2011
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The El Paso County coroner has confirmed one body has been discovered in the Knotwood Drive home explosion. It was unknown whether the body was that of a man or woman.

TARGET 13 learned the owner of the home is 76-year-old Edna Kettenbeil-Ainbinder. It's not known if she lives in the home.

Fire investigators said two people, a 74-year old woman and her 51-year-old son, lived in the home.

The bodies of two dogs were also found. Neighbors tell KRDO NEWSCHANNEL 13 the dogs were Chinese chows.

The fire started around midnight on Wednesday at a home in the 3400 block of Knotwood Drive, which is south of Chelton Road and South Academy Boulevard.

Witnesses told fire crews that there was at least one explosion before the house caught fire. Flames could be seen for up to half a mile away.

"I heard a noise, sounded like an explosion," said neighbor Andrew Averyhart. "I was in the back bedroom asleep. When I got to the front window and looked out, big flame were going."

UPDATE:

Second Body Found After House ExplosionKnotwood Drive Home Exploded Tuesday Night
POSTED: 1:11 pm MST March 10, 2011
AAAText SizePrintEmailUPDATED: 1:31 pm MST March 10, 2011
The El Paso County coroner has confirmed a second body has been discovered in the Knotwood Drive home explosion.

The fire started on Tuesday night at a home in the 3400 block of Knotwood Drive, which is south of Chelton Road and South Academy Boulevard.

One body was found on Wednesday, as were the remains of two dogs.

TARGET 13 learned the owner of the home is 76-year-old Edna Kettenbeil-Ainbinder. It's not known if she lives in the home.

Fire investigators said two people, a 74-year old woman and her 51-year-old son, lived in the home.

Follow developments in this story on krdo.com!

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