There Was a Massive Gas Explosion on Main Street in Lewisville
Update at 2:12 p.m.: The owner of the leveled house, Christian Community Actions, told NBC 5 that at least one man is in the hospital with injuries Fire and police officials have not confirmed the number of injuries.
Original post: Police are so far releasing few details, but there was a massive explosion on Main Street in Lewisville about 30 minutes ago. That's according both DFW Scanner --
Lewisville Explosion *UPDATE - Gas explosion in 500 E Main in Lewisville, crews have been there the past few hours working a gas leak.— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) January 11, 2013
-- and Gavin Cleaver, who you know better as that barbecue-loving Englishman. He was in his office, about a mile and a half down Main Street, when the explosion occurred.
"It was seriously huge," he said. "It felt like an earthquake." The shock was strong enough to crack one of the windows.
This being Texas, his boss piled everyone in the car for a quick field trip to the scene of the explosion. They didn't get very close, but near enough to see the 20-foot wall of flame and stretchers being carried in. Onlookers were evacuated shortly after, and Cleaver returned to the office to find that power to the area had been shut off.
Update at 1:26 p.m.
#LewisvilleExplosion - 1 house, reported to be a possible duplex, completely destroyed by the explosion. E Main St shut down.— DFW Scanner (@DFWscanner) January 11, 2013
Get the Weekly Newsletter
Our weekly feature stories, movie reviews, calendar picks and more - minus the newsprint and sent directly to your inbox.
- A Dallas Attorney's One-Man Crusade Against a Debt Collection Giant
- Oops. New Numbers Show That Toll Road Underwater After All.
- Emails Show How Easily Texas Regulators Roll Over for Coal Polluters