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Huge explosion rips through Houston building, heard for miles around


Added 01-24-20 08:10:03am EST - “A massive explosion ripped through a building in Houston, Texas early on Friday,...” - Reuters.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reuters.com: “Huge explosion rips through Houston building, heard for miles around”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

(Reuters) - A massive explosion ripped through a building in Houston, Texas early on Friday, injuring at least one person, shattering windows and creating a noise heard by people across a wide area, officials and media said.

Smoke and flames could be seen billowing from the area around the blast and emergency vehicles converged on the area.

“This is still an active scene. Avoid the area,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said on Twitter.

“We will advise of the possible cause of the explosion as soon as we have concrete info,” he said.

A hazardous materials team was responding to the area and at least one person was taken to the hospital, the Houston Fire Department said on Twitter.

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