Xcel Energy Halts Gas to Colorado Neighborhood After Explosion

Xcel Energy Inc. has halted natural gas service to a neighborhood in Westminster, Colorado, after a blast destroyed one home.

Xcel and local emergency officials are responding to the explosion, Gabriel Romero, a spokesman for the company, said in a phone interview today. The utility will start its investigation into the cause of the incident after the “situation has been addressed from a safety standpoint.”