Additional details released on Loudoun County house explosion

Investigators from Loudoun County and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives released additional details on the February 16 Loudoun County house explosion.

Authorities confirmed a leak from a 500-gallon underground propane tank was detected on arrival in the 300 block of Silver Ridge Drive in Sterling around 7:40 p.m.

Firefighters were able to evacuate 2 residents and some pets before the explosion occurred.

Eleven first responders and 2 civilians were injured in the explosion before they could evacuate.

There were varying degrees of injuries including one death.

Four first responders had to be hospitalized in the incident.

Sterling Volunteer Firefighter Trevor Brown was declared deceased after the blast.

The 45-year-old Brown had been affiliated with the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System since 2016.

One of the injured firefighters has been released from the hospital with 3 currently listed in stable condition according to WTOP.

The blast was reported as far away as 15 miles from the site.

The Loudoun First Responders Foundation has set up a donation site in support of the injured first responders and Brown.

Funeral arrangements for Trevor Brown have been announced here.

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