Family survives possible gas explosion in home

HOUSTON - A family of four survived a possible gas explosion in their east Houston home Saturday morning.

Firefighters were called to the home on Milby and Walker streets around 2:30 a.m.

Upon arrival, they found four adults outside the damaged home.

The residents, a 60-year-old man, a 57-year-old woman, a 22-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, all had minor burns, officials said.

Those injured were likely caused by a flash explosion, firefighters said.

It appears as though the explosion started at the gas meter.

Those residents were taken to the hospital to be treated.

The man who lives next door to the family said there was a gas issue in the home for some time so he turns his off.

“I sleep with the gas off,” Richard Reyna said. “These are old houses, you never know when it might explode or what.”

Reyna also said the family just moved into the home, so he didn’t believe they knew to be cautious.

Houston arson investigators are on the scene to officially rule on the cause of the explosion.

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