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Dallas Home Explosion Leaves Six Injured

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Yesterday, an unexpected explosion shook a quiet neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The blast destroyed one home and caused damage to two others. Six individuals sustained injuries, with five of them inside one of the affected residences, while the sixth person was rescued from the collapsed house. Fortunately, there were no fatalities reported.

Describing the incident, a neighbor told local station KTVT, “All of the sudden I heard what I thought was my sliding glass door breaking. And I just noticed two picture frames on the wall fall down and the sound and that didn’t match up. When my husband pulled into our garage, the roof in our garage had caved in.”

Following the explosion, Plano Fire Rescue promptly responded to the scene, accompanied by local police, FBI agents, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives representatives, and personnel from gas provider Atmos Energy Corporation. As a safety measure, Atmos temporarily shut off power and gas in the area until 9:30 PM.

Law enforcement employed an explosive detection K-9 unit to investigate the cause of the explosion. The dog did not find any obvious explosives or dangerous materials, leading authorities to believe the blast was accidental rather than intentional. However, the exact cause is still under investigation, with Plano Fire Rescue collaborating with Atmos representatives to uncover potential factors.

Expressing his condolences, Plano Mayor John Muns stated, “We are saddened by today’s tragedy of a house explosion in our City. Several of our residents were injured. We are keeping them and their families close to our hearts and hoping for a swift and full recovery.

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