A suspected gas leak is thought to be the cause of an explosion that destroyed multiple houses and injured six people in Plano, Texas earlier this week.
On the afternoon of Monday, July 16th, an unexpected explosion occurred in a house occupied by a single male resident. The resident of the home was transported to the Medical City Plano. The neighboring house on the east side was also severely impacted due to its proximity to the blast. The home was being rented by the Jagielski family. Mother Jennifer, father Philip, and their three children were immediately transported to different hospitals for treatment. The children are out of the hospital and staying with their grandparents, but the parents are still being monitored. They are primarily receiving treatment for cuts caused by debris, according to CBS reporter Andrea Lucia.
According to reporting by Fox 4 KDFW, Jennifer Jagielski physically shielded one of her children from the blast. The child in question was recovering from a recent hernia surgery, so the family was tending to him in the master bedroom on the east side of the house, when the blast occurred. Neighbors responded to the incident, aiding the family in exiting the house and calling for help.