Gas leak likely caused Texas house explosion that injured 6

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An explosion that left six people injured and destroyed a house in Plano, Texas, on Monday was likely caused by a gas leak, officials said.

The leak was isolated to the home on Cleveland Drive, which was leveled, according to Plano Fire-Rescue. The explosion also damaged other houses, but no other homes were in danger after the blast.

Helicopter news video showed debris scattered over the neighborhood after the explosion at 4:40 p.m. Monday.

Six people were taken to hospitals — one who was inside the house that exploded and five from a home next door — the fire department said.

Three of the injured were transported to a children's hospital, officials said. The ages of those hurt were not immediately available.

The fire department said its investigators and investigators from the natural gas company Atmos Energy were at the scene.

The blast also damaged the two next-door homes and blew out windows at a house across the street, Plano Fire-Rescue Capt. Peggy Harrell said.

The fire department was not looking for any other victims, Harrell said. People called the fire department from a mile away reporting the explosion.

Plano Mayor John Muns asked people to keep those injured in their prayers and said fire officials were working to determine the cause of the explosion, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported.

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