CANON CITY, Colo.- A car crashed into a home in Canon City Sunday afternoon, sparking a fire.
Colorado State Patrol said just after noon 21-year-old Kyle Taylor of Canon City lost control of his Buick and smashed into the side of a home in the 2900 block of Central Avenue.
Both the car and the house then caught fire.
State Patrol said when the car hit the house it also struck the main gas meter and shut off valve, causing an underground gas leak. Atmos Energy responded along with emergency personnel and were able to cap the underground gas line.
Fire crews from the Canon City Fire Protection District were then able to extinguish the fire.
Taylor and one of the residents of the home, 62-year-old Linda Bosco, were treated and released for minor injuries.
Taylor was cited for careless driving causing bodily injury.
The crash is still under investigation.