On May 4th, at approximately 11:15pm, a Montrose County Sheriff’s Office Deputy responded to 432 Fox Street in Nucla, CO on a report of a structure fire and explosion. When the Deputy arrived, the Nucla Naturita Fire Department was on scene. The Deputy spoke with the resident of the home. The resident told the Deputy he smelled the odor of gas in the home and walked to the fire station to make a report. The resident then went back to the home and attempted to locate the source of the gas smell. The resident said as he was exiting the home there was an explosion inside. The resident was not injured. The surrounding homes were evacuated as a precautionary measure. There were no injuries. The home was a total loss. The investigation is ongoing.