What to know
- The house explodes in the 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 home exploded in a neighborhood in Plano, firefighters said.
At this time, it is unknown what caused the explosion in the home on the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive. Regardless of the source of the detonation, the house was leveled, debris scattered in hundreds of feet around, and the shock wave allegedly shook buildings at least a mile away.
The Plano fire department confirmed that six people were injured in the blast, including three people who were transported to nearby hospitals. There has been no word yet on the extent of their injuries.
The view from SkyRanger from Texas showed a pile of wooden frames and other debris, where a home previously stood not far from the intersection of W. Park Boulevard and Coit Road.
NBC 5s Meredith Yeomans said she lives about a mile away from her home on Cleveland Drive and that her house shook when the explosion happened.
A neighbor who lives several houses away from the exploded home said other homes had damage to windows from the explosion.
Plano Mayor John Muns issued a statement saying: “We are saddened by today’s tragedy of a house explosion in our city. Several of our residents were injured. We keep them and their families close to our hearts and hope for a speedy and full recovery. Plano Fire-Rescue is working diligently to find the cause of the explosion. We ask you all to keep the sacrifices in your prayers. ”
There were storms in the area Monday afternoon, but officials with Oncor said lightning is not thought to be a likely source of the detonation. There are no reported power outages in the area.
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