Explosion levels home in Central Texas; 3 hurt
WILLIS, Texas — An explosion that destroyed a house in Central Texas resonated for miles, and yet three occupants survived the blast, officials said.
The fiery blast happened before dawn Tuesday at a home near Willis, about 40 miles north of Houston, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said.
It could be weeks before investigators determine the cause of the explosion, Montgomery County Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams said. The blast was felt several miles away.
Two men and a woman suffered severe burns and were transported to a hospital, Williams said. Their names and details on their conditions have not been released.
Investigators are trying to determine if any nearby homes have been damaged, Williams said.
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