Massive Factory Explosion Destroys Homes/Businesses in NW Houston; At Least 1 Injured

Doorbell camera image of explosion that rocked Houston (Twitter)

Houston (WBAP/KLIF) – What’s being described as a ‘colossal’ explosion shook Northwest Houston around 4:15 this morning, damaging homes and businesses in the area.

(Watson Grinding $ Manufacturing)

The blast has been attributed to propylene gas at a valve factory called Watson Grinding & Manufacturing. At least one person was taken to a hospital.

We spoke to a witness who works at a nearby Buckeyes who said the blast blew their doors down and caused part of the ceiling to fall.

A reporter from ABC affiliate KTRK-TV says there is massive damage in neighborhoods near Highway 290 and Gessner Roads, where first responders were evacuating residents out of fear of a secondary explosion.

 

 

Several doorbell cameras picked up the explosion and sound of the blast which was reportedly felt for miles

 

 

(Copyright 2019 WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News. This report contains material from the ABC-Houston)

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