VICTORIA, TX (KTRK) -- Authorities are trying to figure out what set off a deadly home explosion in Victoria. That blast killed a young mother and injured her baby.
The mother has been identified as Haley Singer. Her baby girl is now hospitalized in San Antonio. The explosion Wednesday morning reduced their two-story home to a pile rubble.
Witnesses report seeing smoke just moments before the powerful blast.
"I looked to the left and there's a plume of smoke. Then I hear a boom and then like a shockwave actually hit me," Victoria resident Chris Callahan said.
Firefighters believe the baby survived the explosion because a mattress fell on top of her, protecting her from falling debris.
House explosion in Victoria kills mom, injures baby
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