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    House Explosion

    About 1/2 hour ago, my wife and I were playing Scrabble when there was a boom and the house shook. After making sure we and the house we ok, we started trying to find out what happened.

    A neighbor with a police scanner said a house blew up 1 block over. My wife and the neighbor walked over but couldn't see anything except lots of emergency vehicles. The sirens are still going.

    Prayers for this currently on-going situation.
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    Any idea on what caused the explosion?

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    Something like that happened near me a couple of months ago. It turns out it was a leaky gas line. The house just blew up into sticks. There apparently wasn't even a fire, the explosion put itself out. Killed one man who was at home, and damaged two nearby houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Something like that happened near me a couple of months ago. It turns out it was a leaky gas line. The house just blew up into sticks. There apparently wasn't even a fire, the explosion put itself out. Killed one man who was at home, and damaged two nearby houses.
    One of the worst disasters in Texas history was a school house that blew up from a natural gas leak in 1937, killing 300 children. Prior to that, natural gas was odorless, and because of this incident, the Texas legislature mandated that that thiols (mercaptans) be added to natural gas to provide that pungent odor that will alert you there's something wrong.

    New London School explosion

    The students who were killed were mostly 5th through 11th grade -- imagine subsequent graduation ceremonies where the graduating class would be pretty much non-existent.
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    Something like this happened to me when I was 12. Was sitting in my mom's house and all of a sudden the whole house jerked. A house two streets over exploded, things were raining down from the sky. Pretty scary things like that can happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Any idea on what caused the explosion?
    One man was killed. This may have been suicide by natural gas explosion. The fire department is only hinting at this time.

    Pray for the neighbors on either side who have been displaced while their houses are evaluated if they are still inhabitable. The houses around here are very close - maybe 20 feet separating. I believe everyone else has been allowed to return home.
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