PLANO, Texas – The explosion that destroyed a home in suburban Dallas and severely damaged two neighboring homes, injuring six people, may not have been an accident, officials said Wednesday.
Earlier, firefighters had said a gas leak in Plano’s house which was destroyed on Monday was the likely cause of the explosion.
“Upon further investigation, it was determined that the explosion could have been intentional,” Plano Police and Plano Fire-Rescue said in a press release, without providing details.
It appears to be an isolated incident with no indication of threats to the community, and the investigation is continuing, the statement said.
One person from the one-story house that exploded and five others, including three children, from one of the damaged neighboring houses were taken to hospital for treatment, firefighters said. One person in the other damaged house was not injured.
The three adults were taken to Medical City Plano, where they remained hospitalized on Wednesday. The hospital said one was in critical condition and two were in good condition.
A friend of the neighboring family who was injured said the three children were released from the hospital and were staying with their families.
“While discussing with the two parents, there was no flash, there were two explosions, and so the first caught their attention, then while the husband was facing the window, the second was tripped, and that half of their house collapsed. on them, ”Mae Reedy told NBC DFW.