House explodes in Fort Bend County

FT. BEND COUNTY, TX Around 10:45pm Saturday, the Alief Community Fire Department discovered heavy flames coming from a house on Piedra Negras Court at Canyon Gate. The fire crews moved in quickly, but the damage is extensive.

The home owner was down the street at a July 4th party when the flames broke out.

"By the time we got down there, the whole garage was in flames," said neighbor Hugh Durlam. "And it is pretty much burned down to the ground."

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire. Neighbors say they heard a loud explosion just as the garage door blew right off the house.

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