Update: Two apartments a complete loss after explosion in Springville

Nov 9, 2021, 1:34 PM | Updated: 4:15 pm

springville explosion...

Multiple agencies responded to a report of an explosion on Main Street and 500 South in Springville on Tuesday afternoon. Two apartments are reported to be a total loss. Photo: Mapleton City Fire

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Two apartment homes are a complete loss after a gas line exploded early Tuesday afternoon in Springville.

The better news according to Springville fire officials is that nobody was home when the explosions happened.

Warren Foster, with the Springville Fire Department, said they started getting calls at around 12:20 on Tuesday afternoon reporting a large explosion at a housing complex on 500 South Main Street.

“All fire and police were responding to this location because we know this is an apartment complex with multiple people,” Foster said, “as well as the trailer park to the west of it.”

“So we know it was a pretty populated section of town, not only that, it’s the middle of town,” Foster continued.


Provo Fire Captain Sam Armstrong said the building that caught fire is a residential apartment structure that used to be an old motel. 

Foster said that some people may be allowed back into their apartments tonight, but that others wont.

“It all depends on which apartment they’re in,” Foster said.

It is also unclear why the natural gas lines were being worked on when the explosion happened. Foster said that Dominion Energy was quick to respond when they learned of the problem.

The explosion happened on one of Springville’s main thoroughfares. Still, Foster said that as school lets out and people start making their way home from work, they should avoid the Main Street between 4oo and 800 South.

“We would ask you to avoid the area,” Foster said, “because it is already heavily congested. We would ask you to take an alternate route.”

If you are making your way toward Springville, Foster suggests that those driving south on I-15 should use the Spanish Fork exit and to access their homes that way. 


We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.


Alden Peterson, of Eden, competes in the long jump at the district championships at Bonneville Jr. ...

Arianne Brown, KSL.COM

Utah junior high student diagnosed with brain cancer finds joy in track and field

Alden Peterson was diagnosed with brain cancer in junior high, but he doesn't let that stop him from finding joy in athletics.

3 hours ago

A Utah man currently in prison has pleaded guilty to disarming a police officer. He grabbed the gun...

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.COM

Utah man who fired at police pleads guilty to disarming an officer

A man has pleaded guilty to grabbing a police officer's gun as part of a plea deal in which charges for firing at an officer were dismissed.

15 hours ago

The KSL Greenhouse show host Taun Beddes shares why lawns might turn brown and how to treat those l...

Taun Beddes, The KSL Greenhouse Show

Taun Beddes: Reasons why your lawn is suddenly turning brown

The KSL Greenhouse show host Taun Beddes shares why some lawns turn brown and how to treat the problem if that happens to you.

19 hours ago

A motorcycle crash has led to the death of a juvenile after they crashed while driving a motorcycle...

Kennedy Camarena

Motorcycle crash leads to death of a juvenile

A motorcycle crash has led to the death of a juvenile. Police believe the juvenile had lost control of the motorcycle, leading to the crash.

21 hours ago

A woman was arrested after engaging in domestic violence against her ex-boyfriend Tuesday at the Va...

Carlysle Price, KSLTV.com

Woman facing charges after group-assault against ex-boyfriend

The victim’s ex-girlfriend was physically assaulted by striking him with closed fists punching in the stomach and back after collecting her belongings.

24 hours ago

The Salt Lake Buddhist Temple is pictured in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Smith Entert...

Tammy Kikuchi

Redevelopment plans in Salt Lake City creates concerns for Japantown

The Salt Lake City 'Japantown' area has already been reduced in size. Supporters don't want to see further erosion.

1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Update: Two apartments a complete loss after explosion in Springville