1 injured in Texas church explosion, possibly caused by gas leak, Fayette Co. sheriff says

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Thursday, June 9, 2022
Gas leak potential cause of fire that destroyed Queen of the Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn, Texas
Multiple agencies were called to rule out any sort of criminal activity in the fire after an elderly woman was found suffering from burns.

HOSTYN, Texas (KTRK) -- An explosion at the Queen of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Fayette County left at least one injured on Thursday morning, according to the sheriff.

At about 6:27 a.m., Fayette County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the explosion and found a woman who suffered burns from the fire

The victim was immediately taken to Dell-Seton Hospital in Austin. FCSO asks the public to keep the woman in prayers as her condition is unknown,

Investigators believe that the explosion stemmed from a gas leak. However other agencies have been contacted to help with the investigation to rule out of the fire was set intentionally.