Investigators are blaming a chunk of falling ice for an explosion that heavily damaged a six-unit condominium complex near the Sunday River ski area.
Sgt. Ken Grimes of the Maine fire marshal’s office says the ice bounced off a pile of snow into an outer wall, shearing off the main propane line regulator.
The blast happened Friday night when gas leaking from one or more of three 500-pound underground propane tanks ignited in the basement.
An occupant of one of the six condo units was kept overnight in a hospital in Norway and several people were treated for minor injuries from flying debris.
Cheri Thurston-Andrews, who lives in the building, says it felt like a ":bomb went off.": She says it’s fortunate that few people were around at the time.