Family survives possible gas explosion at SE Houston home, HFD says

By: Ashley Tillery

HOUSTON — A family was able to escape a possible gas explosion inside their southeast Houston home Saturday morning, according to the Houston Fire Department.

The fire department was sent to a one-story, wood-frame house at the intersection of Walker Street and Milby Street around 2:30 a.m. in response to a gas explosion.

Upon arrival, they found four adults with first-degree burns outside of the house.

According to officials, the residents were inside when the explosion happened.

The family's neighbor, Richard Reyna, has lived in the area for five years and is aware of the dangers of gas in the area.

"I sleep with the gas off because these are old houses. You never know when it might explode or what," she said.

Reyna claims the family moved in two days prior to the explosion and did not know about the gas problems.

The family was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital for their injuries.