Gas Explosion Keeps Evacuees from Returning
Families who have been evacuated from the Saddlebrook Estates neighborhood are still being kept from returning to their homes. Officials with Amos Energy said in a statement that the investigation will continue until Tuesday.
The utility company said that it is working with area residents who have been affected and is grateful for their patience while crews insure the area is completely safe for them to return.
This comes after a home on Arabian road exploded, leveling the house, damaging several others and injuring four people in the area.
Eyewitnesses say that here were two, possibly three explosions that leveled the house. The blast was heard and felt several blocks away from Arabian Road. Investigators want to be sure that all areas of the housing development, which has been done in sections, are completely safe.
Atmos Energy says the cause of the explosion is still currently under investigation and they will let residents know as soon as possible when it will be safe for residents of the neighborhood to return to their homes.
Gas explosions, especially in the home, can be extremely dangerous. It is rare that a house will explode as the result of a gas leak, so investigators and affected families will want to know just as soon as possible what or whom might have been responsible. Getting to the root cause will hopefully help prevent a frightening incident happening in the future.
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