Houston Explosion: The massive explosion was heard at NW Houston from miles away. The massive explosion left rubble scattered in the area.
A report from twitter suggests the explosion was heard around 4:30 a.m. on Friday. The explosion was so powerful that it was heard from miles away and shook the buildings.
The blast originated in the 4500 block of Gessner Road. The blast destroyed the entire structure, broke windows, door and garage doors across a wide area.
The explosion was at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing.
The owner giving a statement said the explosion started from a propylene tank, which is an extremely flammable gas.
The residents in the area have been reporting damages to their homes. There is a report of broken windows and doors.
One resident reported that her whole ceiling fell in.
The city fire department reported one injury.
Smoke and flame rising from the blast site is seen in the video of the Houston blast.
Mike Iscovitz, a meteorologist with the local Fox News channel said the huge blast had shown up on local weather radar and was felt more than 20 miles (32 km) away.
“Radar clearly shows this brief FLASH of reflectivity from NW Houston,”