Five injured when house explodes in small area town

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DAWSON, Texas (KWTX) Five people were injured when a house exploded in a small Central Texas town.

(Navarro County Office of Emergency Management)

The blast was reported late Thursday night in Dawson on State Highway 31 halfway between Axtell and Corsicana.

First responders had to rescue the residents from the collapsed house, Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner said.

Three injured adults were flown to a Dallas hospital.

A family member Friday evening said the three suffered broken bones in their lower extremities and some facial injuries.

They are all in stable condition.

The other two residents were treated at the scene.

Highway 31 was closed to traffic in the area of the blast for several hours.

Tanner said authorities will interview the residents as they try to determine the cause of the explosion.