Chemical explosion injures man in expensive Breckenridge home |

Chemical explosion injures man in expensive Breckenridge home

BRECKENRIDGE – One person was burned and taken to the hospital Monday in an explosion at a Timber Trail subdivision home where lacquer was being sprayed as a part of a remodeling project.

“Lacquer is highly flammable; we’re not sure how it ignited,” said Kim Scott, spokeswoman for Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District.

She said the room wasn’t ventilated, and the explosion didn’t appear to be intentional.

The incident occurred at 382 Timber Trail Road, the home that recently made headlines as the most expensive sale in Summit County history at $8.285 million.

At 6,565 square feet, the home was beyond the 6,000 square feet at which sprinklers are required. Scott said the damage could have been much worse if the room’s sprinkler hadn’t extinguished the fire.

A window was blown out, but there was otherwise minimal fire and water damage.

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