[UPDATED] Pavia hosted a news conference at approximately 3:20 p.m. with Public Safety Director Ted Jankowski, Police Chief Jon Fontneau and others giving further detail on the situation at 305 Webbs Hill Road.
Pavia said debris from the explosion traveled in an approximate 500 foot radius from the home, described as a two-story contemporary with a pool house, which also suffered damage. The homeowner was home and on the scene outside at the time of the explosion, but was alert and conscious when taken to the hospital, officials said.
Jankowski said the underground 500-gallon propane tank is being allowed to continue burning in a controlled state as they have no way of shutting it off. He did say the fire was contained to 305 Webbs Hill Road, but that two other homes in the area were being checked for structural damage.
According to Stamford officials, an explosion has occurred at 305 Webbs Hill Road in North Stamford.
According to Mayor Michael Pavia, who was leaving the scene Tuesday afternoon, police are investigating an explosion that "disintegrated" the house.
"They believe currently there may have been some sort of gas leak," Pavia said. "There's absolutely nothing left."
Police have much of the Webbs Hill Road area locked down. Pavia said a second home was also damaged by flying debris, and there was an individual working outside at the time of the explosion, but he had no update on their condition.
A firefighter on scene reported New Canaan, Greenwich, Banksville and Pound Ridge mutual aid assisting. Greenwich is assisting with trucks covering downtown locations while Stamford units focus on Webbs Hill Road. New Canaan has a tanker and four firefighters on scene, as well as Chief Jack Hennessey. Tankers are filling up at the lake behind the Lakeside Diner in an almost constant rotation.
This is a developing story.