CANON CITY, Colorado — A man accused of sparking a natural gas explosion at his Canon City home in an attempt to kill himself has pleaded guilty.
The Canon City Daily Record reported Wednesday (http://goo.gl/F1JTXJ ) that Mathew Christensen pleaded guilty to fourth-degree arson, a felony, and is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 16.
Investigators say the Sept. 4 explosion threw Christensen into the backyard. The house was destroyed, but the man escaped with non-life-threatening burns.
Nearby homes and vehicles were damaged, and insulation and debris from the exploded home was strewn across the neighborhood and in nearby streets.
Information from: Canon City Daily Record, http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/