2 Dead After Houston Building Explosion Shakes City, Scatters Debris

Associated Press
January 24, 2020 - 6:22 am
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HOUSTON (AP) — A large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston early Friday left two people dead. The blast was felt from miles away, left rubble scattered in the area and damaged nearby homes.

The explosion shook other buildings about 4:30 a.m., with reports on Twitter of a boom felt across the city. A fire burned following the explosion smoke was seen hanging over the area.

The explosion appeared to be centered on an industrial building and some nearby homes were damaged.

Houston police tweeted that they were responding and officers were blocking off streets in the area.

As the fire burned, a firefighter asked a KTRK-TV reporter to move away because of potential hazards.