Thursday, 01 October, 2020

Massive Factory Explosion Destroys Homes/Businesses in NW Houston; At Least 1 Injured

Fiery building explosion shakes Northwest Houston One injured in W Houston explosion; Hazmat responds; VIDEO shows explosion
Deanna Wagner | 24 January, 2020, 17:26

Residents in the area have reported damage to their homes, including broken windows and doors, KTRK reported.

According to KTRK in Houston, the origin of the explosion was a building used by a company called Watson Grinding and Manufacturing.

According to KTRK, the owner of the facility confirmed the explosion had been tied to a propylene tank, which holds a form of extremely flammable gas.

A building explosion in Houston damaged homes and scattered debris in the surrounding area early Friday morning.

The Houston Fire Department says one person was taken to a hospital because of the blast.

Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the area around the blast and emergency vehicles converged on the area.

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Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo wrote on Twitter today: "Please avoid this area and do not [let] curiosity get the best of you".

Houston police reported a massive explosion overnight Friday at a manufacturing plant. Firefighters responded around 4:25 a.m. local time. It busted out every window in our house.

The Houston Fire Department and its Hazmat team responded to the incident and put out the resulting fire. "We will advise of the possible cause of the explosion as soon as we have concrete info", tweeted Peña. It busted everybody's garage door in around here.

Mike Iscovitz, a meteorologist with the local Fox News channel, said the huge blast had shown up on local weather radar and was felt more than 20 miles (32 km) away.

Acevedo said debris from the explosion extended about half a mile.