Denver family’s sewer leak to be repaired after damage

DENVER — For weeks, a Denver family has been out of their home, getting the runaround and wondering how they are going to pay for thousands of dollars in damage.

They reached out to Contact Denver7, and they are already getting results.

At Kelsie Shippy’s Washington Park Bungalow, something stinks, and it’s not just the sewer link in her basement.

“Sept 13, we noticed a leak in our basement,” said Shippy. “We’ve haven’t been able to live at home for the last three weeks because of this leak. We had to shut off the water.”

Three weeks ago, without warning, she says crews installed a utility vault (box) right next to her house, directly over a sewer line.

“This is a letter from a plumber,” she said, showing a statement from a plumbing company that shows the plumber thought something went wrong when crews dug the hole for the vault.

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Teen girl dies in home explosion officials say caused by propane leak

Families in a quiet Oklahoma City neighborhood were left in shock Thursday morning after the home of a family of four exploded, killing a teenage child.



a tent in a forest: A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.


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A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

“They are a sweet family — just the nicest people — and I’m heartbroken for them,” Patti Woodard, a neighbor of the family, told ABC News affiliate KOCO.



a group of people in a tent: A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.


© Oklahoma City Fire/Twitter
A home exploded, killing a teenager that lived there and injuring three others, as seen in an image posted by the Oklahoma City Fire Department to their Twitter account on Sept. 24, 2020 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Investigators say that the cause of the explosion was a propane log lighter inside

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