The owner of the business says the blast was a propylene gas explosion.
A building explosion at a manufacturing plant sent shock waves across northwest Houston early Friday morning.
The force of the explosion, at around 4:30 a.m. local time, sent the building tumbling and damaged homes throughout the area.
Nearby residents reported doors being blown off their hinges, baseboards blown off and storm doors shattered, according to Houston ABC station KTRK. The force of the blast rattled windows for miles around.
The owner of the business, John Watson of Watson Grinding, says the blast was a propylene gas explosion.
Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
Multiple structures appeared to be destroyed in the blast, according to KTRK.
The explosion left an enormous pile of debris in the area between Gessner Road and Steffani Lane in Houston’s Westbranch neighborhood, the station reported.
Firefighters were extinguishing a blaze in the aftermath of the explosion.
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