Museum District bar explosion shatters windows of neighboring homes

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An explosion early Friday morning rocked Houston's Museum District.

Bar 5015 exploded just before 5 a.m., and authorities are still investigating exactly what caused it.

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Local surveillance video captured the moment the bar exploded with a flash of light that illuminated the frame.



ABC13 reporter T.J. Parker talked to the owner of a home on Wichita Street that shares a fence with Bar 5015.

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The homeowners were asleep at the time of the explosion, but they woke up to the sound of the loud boom.

The windows on the back side of the home shattered, and their yard is littered with debris from the explosion.

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Fortunately, no one inside the home was hurt.

"At that point I thought the walls were going to collapse in," one neighbor said. "I didn't know what happened until I got in the back yard. That's when I called 911 and told them, 'I think something has exploded.'"

"I just heard a boom and it sounded like something was falling on us," another neighbor said. "There's a lot of damage to the home but everybody's safe, busted windows."

Neighbors reported an immediate power outage, and video from the scene shows tangled power lines around the site of the explosion.

Houston police tweeted that fortunately, there are no reported injuries.



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