Front Range woman has flammable water, fears blast |

Front Range woman has flammable water, fears blast

Associated Press
Denver, CO Colorado

FORT LUPTON, Colorado ” A Fort Lupton woman says she lives in constant fear and is terrified her home could blow up because of natural gas that has managed to seep into her water supply.

Amee Ellsworth can turn on a faucet in her kitchen or bathroom, flick a lighter and watch flames shoot up from the sink. And Ellsworth says she’s afraid she or her neighbors are at imminent risk of an explosion.

Dave Neslin from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission say the gas is likely coming from a leaking well, but there are eight wells located within a half-mile of Ellsworth’s home. The wells are owned by two different energy companies.

Ellsworth says she’s scheduled to meet Friday with officials from Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy Inc.

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