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House Explosion Rocks Waxahachie, Injures 5

At around 8:00 a.m. this morning, five people were injured when a house exploded on the outskirts of Waxahachie.

The explosion leveled the home in the 100 block of Arabian Road, and damaged at least nine nearby houses.

Of the five reported injuries, two of the individuals were seriously injured and airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. A third victim was transported to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Two others were not seriously injured; they received medical treatment at the scene for minor injuries.

The initial reports suggested that the explosion may have been caused by a gas leak, however, that report has not been confirmed. According to the Waxahachie Daily Light, sensors detected gas in the area around 9:30.

Acting on the sensors’ readings, representatives from Atmos Energy ensured that everyone was moved away from the blast site.

A spokeswoman from the Waxahachie school district, Candace Ahlfinger, told KZAS-TV (NBC5) that no students or district staff lived in the home that exploded, and no evacuations were made at the school closest to the explosion, Clift Elementary.

According to Ahlfinger, people could feel the blast from miles away. She said that her husband called her, and they live 10 miles from the blast site. She noted that it was “very strong.”

Personal Injury Claims for Explosions

In the case of today’s blast, we’re certain that there will be several insurance claims filed, and perhaps some personal injury claims as well. That is especially the case for the injured individuals and the nine adjacent houses that sustained damage from the blast.

Whenever you have a situation where an explosion causes property damage and injuries, negligence is usually the root cause of the blast. Sadly, two people were seriously injured in today’s explosion and our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

If you, or someone you love has been injured in an explosion or fire, or due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s premises, we urge you to contact a Plano personal injury attorney from our firm.

Call (888) 493-6529 for a case evaluation.