Tuesday, July 20, 2021

WATCH: Doorbell camera video shows moment of Plano home explosion

PLANO, Texas — Doorbell camera video shows the moment a Monday explosion reduced a Plano home to splinters, sending six people - including multiple children - to the hospital.

The cause of the explosion is still undetermined.

A neighbor who lives directly across the street from the home on Cleveland Drive shared doorbell camera video with WFAA that showed the moment the explosion happened. You can hear the loud bang from the explosion, then see smoke billow out and debris rain down.

His own home was damaged in the explosion, and he said investigators won't let him inside. 

"This is a disaster!" he said.

Plano Fire Capt. Peggy Harrell told WFAA near the scene that some windows were knocked out on homes across the street from the explosion, and said some residents said they felt the explosion from a mile away, among those, staff at the Haggard Library.  

One neighbor who lives two streets down from the explosion said he heard a "really aggressive lightning strike" followed by two big booms. 

"After that explosion happened, my walls were vibrating, everything in the house was vibrating," he described. "It felt like my whole house had shifted over."

Six people - including three children - were taken to the hospital, though the extent of their injuries was unclear.

In a statement, Plano Mayor John Muns called the explosion a "tragedy."  

Atmos Energy, Oncor and fire department investigators are all looking into the cause.

From: https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/doorbell-camera-video-plano-home-explosion/287-0a81c98b-0eac-4cbc-9703-b45ba21bbdae

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