VIDEO: Doorbell camera captures explosion in northwest Houston

This image taken from a doorbell camera video shared with KPRC 2 shows the moment of an explosion that rocked northwest Houston on Jan. 24, 2020. (Joey Charpentier)

HOUSTON – An explosion rocked northwest Houston awake early Friday morning.

Police said the blast happened about 4:20 a.m. in the area of Gessner Road and Clay Road.

Video shared by a KPRC 2 viewer from their doorbell camera showed a flash followed by a plume of smoke at the time of the blast. The camera appeared to have been knocked to the ground.

Another video shared by a viewer recorded audio of the explosion.

A Nest camera at a different home also recorded the sound of Friday morning’s explosion.


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