3 hurt in blast that levels North Texas house

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, Jan. 11, 2013

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) -- At least three men, including two firefighters, were hurt in an explosion that destroyed a home and scattered debris throughout a North Texas neighborhood.

Authorities are investigating what caused the blast Friday afternoon in Lewisville, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas.

Lewisville Assistant Fire Chief Brian Freed says officials are waiting for natural gas lines to be shut down before investigating if others might have been inside.

Freed says firefighters had been in the area earlier Friday after a gas leak was reported.

Atmos Energy spokeswoman Jennifer Ryan says workers are trying to shut down gas lines.

CeCe Clemens, a spokeswoman at Medical Center of Lewisville. says the two firefighters were in fair condition. The third man was in critical condition.

(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)


WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 186528491 - wrdw.com/a?a=186528491