UPDATE: Plano House explosion that injured 6 people likely caused by gas leak, fire investigators say
PLANO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Plano firefighters rushed to the scene of a house explosion on Monday, July 19.
This happened around 4:45 p.m. in the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive, near Park Boulevard and Coit Road.
The explosion caused significant damage to two other houses.
Six people, three adults and three children, were taken to hospital.
Those patients include one person in the house that exploded and five from the house next door, Plano Fire-Rescue said.
The inhabitant of the house that exploded was pulled from the rubble of the explosion and rushed towards Medical City Plano.
There is no word yet on a possible cause of the explosion, but Atmos Energy was on the scene to investigate.
Gas and electricity were cut off throughout the block for some time.
Gas and electricity were cut in the majority of houses on the street until about 9:30 p.m., when representatives of Atmos Energy and Oncor Electric determined it was safe to restore gas and electricity. ‘electricity.
Plano Fire-Rescue teams cleared the scene around 8:40 p.m., leaving the scene to the Plano Fire-Rescue fire marshal and his investigators.
The investigation will continue overnight and into tomorrow.
Plano police confirmed on Monday evening that the destroyed house was not a crime scene.
Residents say they felt the impact of the blast from up to a mile away.
The houses across the street had blown windows.
A neighbor shared the Ring video of the house explosion.
Neighbors, who also suffered damage to their homes, told CBS 11 there was a lot of lightning and thunder, then a boom.
“All of a sudden I heard what I thought was my sliding glass door shattering,” neighbor Caroline Klobas said. “And I just noticed that two photo frames on the wall fell off and the sound didn’t match. When my husband entered our garage, the roof of our garage had collapsed.
“Here we go,” a police officer said of the house to CBS 11’s Andrea Lucia as she arrived at the scene.
– Andrea Lucia (@ CBS11Andrea) July 19, 2021
Plano Mayor John Muns said: “We are saddened by today’s tragedy of a house explosion in our town. Several of our residents were injured. We keep them and their families close to our hearts and look forward to a speedy and full recovery. Plano Fire-Rescue is working diligently to determine the cause of the explosion. We ask all of you to keep the victims in your prayers.