PLANO, Texas – The explosion that destroyed a home in suburban Dallas, badly damaging the two next door and injuring six people, may not have been an accident, officials said Wednesday.
Firefighters had previously said that a gas leak in Plano’s house, which was destroyed on Monday, was the likely cause of the explosion.
“After further investigation it was determined that the explosion was possibly intentional,” said the Plano police and the Plano fire department in a press release, without giving details.
It appeared to be an isolated incident with no evidence of threats to the community and the investigation is ongoing, according to the press release.
One person from the single-story house that exploded and five others, including three children, from one of the damaged houses next door were taken to hospitals for treatment, firefighters said. One person who was in the other damaged house was not injured.
The three adults were taken to Medical City Plano, where they were hospitalized on Wednesday. The hospital said one was in critical condition and two were in good condition.
A friend of the injured family next door said the three children had been released from the hospital and would be staying with the family.
“After talking to both parents, there was no lightning, there were two explosions, and so the first caught their attention, and then, when the husband was standing in front of the window, the second went off and half of her house collapsed on her “Mae Reedy told NBC DFW.