A home was destroyed in a Dallas neighborhood on March 10 following a gas explosion.
According to FOX 4 News, a neighbor called 911 to report the explosion in the 8700 block of San Leandro Drive, near White Rock Lake, after hearing a loud bang just after 1 a.m.
Upon arrival, firefighters saw heavy fire coming from the one-story home. The explosion sent shards of wood, shingles, and other debris flying as far as 60 feet from the scene.
The flames spread to a nearby home where a woman and her cats live. The fire caused exterior damages to the house, but the woman got out safely with her animals.
Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said there were lots of 911 callers reporting that they heard a loud bang.
“Some reported, described it as an explosion,” Evans told FOX 4 News. “Based on what we can see out here, the debris field is indicative of an explosion.”
It took firefighters an hour to put out the flames, at which point the house had been completely destroyed. The skeletal remains of the house were taken down with heavy machinery.
According to neighbors, the family who lived at the home had been out of town at the time of the explosion.
Keith Sosnoskie, a resident of the neighborhood, said the family was away on vacation, skiing in Colorado.
Though investigators have not been able to find the ignition source, Dallas Fire-Rescue said the blast was the result of a gas explosion inside the front area of the home.
Atmos crews investigated the scene and checked gas lines, trying to ascertain if the source of the fire had been a result of another gas explosion.