The explosion that destroyed a house in suburban Dallas and heavily damaged the two next door, injuring six people, may not have been an accident. Previously, fire officials had said that a gas leak in the Plano home that was destroyed Monday was the likely cause of the explosion.
“After further investigation, it was determined the explosion may have been intentional,” Plano Police and Plano Fire-Rescue said in a news release. It appeared to be an isolated incident with no indications of any threats to the community, and the investigation remains ongoing.
One person from the one-story home that exploded and five others, including three children, from one of the damaged homes next door, were taken to hospitals for treatment. The three adults were taken to Medical City Plano, where they remained hospitalized. One remains in critical condition, while the other two are in good condition. The three children have been released from the hospital.