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North Texas home explodes, officials investigating cause

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-19 21:17:05-04

A Plano home located at the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive exploded around 4:40 p.m.

A total of six patients have been transported to a hospital as a result of the explosion, and officials are not sure what the cause was at this time.

According to Plano Fire-Rescue, the neighboring homes along the street had windows blown out and residents said they felt the impact of the blast up to a mile away.

One person was inside the home that exploded, and was taken to a local hospital. Five residents of a house on the left of the property were home and also taken to hospitals. Three of the injured were taken to the Children’s Medical Center in Plano.

Plano's bomb squad, Atmos Energy, Oncor and Plano Fire-Rescue investigators are on the scene. Crews have shut down the electricity and gas to the entire block at this time.

“We are saddened by today’s tragedy of a house explosion in our city,” said Plano Mayor John Muns. “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. Plano Fire-Rescue is working diligently to determine the cause of the blast. We’re asking all of you to keep the victims in your prayers.”