What to know
- House explodes in Plano neighborhood near Coit and Park.
- Six people were injured; three were hospitalized after the explosion.
- The cause of the explosion is not yet known.
Six people were injured Monday afternoon when a house exploded in a Plano neighborhood, firefighters say.
It is unknown at this time what caused the explosion at the house on the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive. Whatever the source of the blast, the house was razed to the ground, rubble was scattered hundreds of feet, and the shock wave reportedly shook buildings at least a mile away.
Plano’s fire brigade confirmed that six people were injured in the explosion, including three people who were transported to nearby hospitals. The extent of their injuries is not yet known.
The view from Texas SkyRanger showed a pile of timber-frame construction and other debris where a house previously stood, not far from the intersection of W. Park Boulevard and Coit Road.
NBC 5’s Meredith Yeomans said she lives about a mile from the house on Cleveland Drive and her house shook when the explosion happened.
A neighbor who lives several houses from the exploded house said other houses had damage to the windows from the explosion.
Plano Mayor John Muns said in a statement: “We are saddened by the tragedy of a house explosion in our city. Some of our residents were injured. We hold them and their families close to our hearts and hope for a speedy and full recovery. Plano Fire-Rescue works hard to determine the cause of the explosion. We ask you all to remember the victims in your prayers.”
There were storms in the area Monday afternoon, but Oncor officials said lightning is not believed to be a likely source for the blast. No power outages have been reported in the region.
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