Four injured in massive gas explosion in N. Houston

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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A home in north Houston went up in flames this morning. Andy Bass has the latest from SkyEye

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Four adults were badly burned on up to 50 percent of their bodies in a devastating gas explosion in north Houston this morning, according to the Houston Fire Department.

The victims were a 19-year-old woman, a 46-year-old woman, a 73-year-old woman, and a 26-year-old man.

A dog that was in the backyard died as a result of the explosion.

When firefighters arrived at the home on Glen Maor near Elbert, they found heavy flames and smoke pouring from the roof of the home.

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Neighbors heard the explosion.

HFD officials say there was a partial roof collapse as crews worked to contain the fire.

The four victims were taken to nearby hospitals.

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