Man sentenced for Colorado Springs house explosion

A man was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday tied to a house explosion in Colorado Springs.

The explosion happened back in February in the 700 block of East Vermijo Avenue. The 4th Judicial District Attorney announced the sentence for Edward Kiley after he pleaded guilty to one count of marijuana concentrate-hazardous extract. The charge is tied to illegally attempting to extract THC to produce marijuana concentrates commonly known as hash oil labs.

Based on court records obtained by 11 News, this is not Kiley's first time facing charges for explosives.

Around 10 p.m. on Feb. 16 calls began trickling into the Colorado Springs Police Department reporting a possible house explosion. Responding officers found heavy smoke coming from the house with the windows shattered.

Neighbor Charles Foster said he actually heard two separate explosions.

"One right after another. It shook the house a little bit, actually. The first one sounded like a cannon, like two cannons going off. So 'boom, boom.' One right after another."

"It didn't seem very big," neighbor Angelo Giron told 11 News. "Just loud."

Police said Kiley was injured in the incident and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. He was arrested the next day.

The Colorado Springs Police Department's Explosives Unit and the U.S. Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) investigated the incident.