Early-Morning House Explosion Injures Woman, 5 Children

DALLAS (August 26, 2014) A natural gas leak is suspected as the cause of a house explosion early Tuesday in Dallas that injured a woman and her five children.

Neighbors reported smelling gas in the hours before the explosion early Tuesday.

The single-story home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Only the charred frame of the structure was still upright after firefighters doused the flames.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Joel Lavender told The Dallas Morning News the woman and her children were taken to a hospital with burns. ‘

Her injuries appeared to be the most severe,” he said.

Neighbors say they heard a loud boom and rushed outside to find the home already in flames.