Three Injured in House Explosion in Willis
Emergency crews in Montgomery County, Texas responded to a house explosion early Tuesday morning that left three people injured.
About the Willis House Explosion
The Houston Chronicle is reporting the blast occurred at approximately 5 a.m. on Tuesday at a home on Mandy Lane near Rogers. Three adults had to be flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann-The Texas Medical Center in critical condition.
Authorities say they are unsure what caused the explosion.
Neighbors told the Houston Chronicle that they could hear and feel the explosion in their homes. “It was a huge explosion,” Faviola Gallaga told reporters. “The whole house just shook. It shook your whole body.”
One neighbor also said the force of the blast caused damage to his home as well.
Residential Fire Statistics
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) provides the following statistics about residential fires.
- Between 2009 and 2011, there was an average of 360,900 residential fires each year.
- On average, about 1,600 of those fires were fatal and resulted in about 2,495 fatalities each year.
- 92 percent of those killed in residential fires died from thermal burns and smoke inhalation.
- About 53 percent of residential fires occurred in bedrooms.