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Air compressor flies into air 'like a rocket,' plunges through roof of neighboring home in Denver

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 16:24:24-04

DENVER — Two people were displaced after an air compressor rocketed into the sky before plunging through the roof of a neighbor's two-story home in Denver.

The Denver Fire Department said a neighbor along the 2000 block of S. Fox Street in Denver was using a 100-gallon air compressor on Sunday when the device shot into the air "like a rocket."

The air compressor flew up and across a few homes before diving through the roof of another home, according to the fire department. The device crashed through the second floor before coming to a rest on the first floor.

Nobody was injured in the incident, the fire department said. It was not clear if the device was faulty or if the explosion was a human error.

Two people were displaced.