At Least 5 Hurt in Explosion at Connecticut Bed and Breakfast

About a half-dozen people were injured in an explosion at a bed and breakfast in Connecticut on Saturday evening, officials said.

The explosion tore through the Spring Hill Inn on Route 195 in Mansfield shortly after 5 p.m. 

Firefighters, emergency responders and police from nearby towns descended on the inn, with officials saying five to seven people were injured.

At least one person was airlifted to Hartford Hospital, although officials said none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

A sign outside the building said there was a wine tasting fundraiser at the building that night. 

A photo from the scene shows ambulances and fire trucks surrounding the inn and police tape wrapped around the area.

It wasn’t immediately known what sparked the explosion; there were reports that gas may have caused it. 

Connecticut State Police fire and explosion detectives are investigating, along with other local departments. 

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