Massive explosion razes residential area in northwest Houston, leaves two dead
HOUSTON, TX - A devastating blast, triggered by the explosion of a propylene tank, rocked a northwest Houston neighborhood, Friday morning, around 4:25 a.m.
The Associated Press reports that the explosion left two people dead.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says authorities don't believe Friday morning's explosion was intentional though a criminal investigation is underway.
Acevedo asked residents who live nearby to search their homes and neighborhoods for any debris - including body parts - and to contact police if they find anything that could aid in the investigation.
The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, which makes valves and provides thermal-spray coatings for equipment in various industries.
Updates on the incident will be provided as authorities continue to assess the damage.