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Newfane house explosion leaves man dead

Vermont State Police say one man is dead following a house explosion in Newfane early Friday morning.

The identity of the person who died has not been released, and the body was taken to the chief medical examiner’s office, according to a Vermont State Police press release issued late Friday morning.

Police and several fire departments were called to a single-family home at 521 Route 30 in Newfane around 1 a.m. Friday after receiving multiple calls of an explosion. The man’s body was found inside the home, according to state police.

The house, police said, was a total loss.

Additional information was not immediately available late Friday morning. 

This story will be updated.

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