Explosion rocks Good Times Adventures Snowmobile Tours

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Summit Daily/Mark Fox

BRECKENRIDGE Good Times Adventures Snowmobile Tours and Dog Sled Rides main building exploded Saturday at approximately 11 a.m on Tiger Rd. Nothing but orange and yellow insulation, splintered wood and twisted metal was left of the 7,200 square foot structure. When firefighters arrived on scene, they immediately began a search for trapped persons in the debris. Brian Mislanski, whos name was released by owner Brian Holt, was rescued from the scene by Red, White and Blue Fire District. Mislanski, a Good Times van driver, was inside the building at the time of the explosion and was discovered buried up to his chest in debris. The victim was dug free with a backhoe by Red, White and Blue Fire District, using shoring for stabilization. Crews from Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, Summit County Sheriffs Office and Summit County Ambulance were also on scene to assist.He was probably two feet under the rubble. said Capt. Kim Scott, of Red, White and Blue Fire District. … He was conscious and in a lot of pain, talking to us. The patient was airlifted to Denver by a Flight for Life helicopter. Mislanski was the only person inside the building. According to Holt, Good Times closed on March 30, and Mislanski was housesitting for the managers who live in the buildings upper apartment. His condition is currently stable, said Holt, but his upper leg is fractured. Mislanskis dog is reportedly still missing.When asked what his thoughts were upon hearing about the explosion, Holt replied: Total devastation. And I was hoping that Brian was OK.Other nearby buildings remain intact. No one else is injured and Holts 140 sled dogs are in good condition. Two sets of hikers heard the explosion and one hiker reported seeing a pink and blue mushroom cloud, said Scott. Witnesses had to drive from the area to receive cell phone service and a call went in to 911 at 11:20 a.m. When firefighters arrived soon after, there was no fire at the scene.Ive never seen anything like this, said Holt, as he walked through the remnants of his decimated business, pointing out pieces of wood and insulation hanging off tree limbs. Bills, paper work, fliers and personal photos lay wet and shredded around his feet.Investigation is pending.Were pretty sure it wasnt intentional,” said Scott. We cant rule it out until we really rule it out.The two propane tanks on site are intact, said Holt. … The investigators arent here yet, but theres no sign of foul play.”Though all summer activities are canceled, said Holt, he plans to have his business up and running by November. Snowmobiles have already been ordered, he said. I cant shut down. …Theres a lot of memories in this building. But well have to rebuild and make new.

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