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  • Crews work to restore gas service after house explosion

    Crews work to restore gas service after house explosion

    Friday, December 28 2012 10:49 PM EST2012-12-29 03:49:36 GMT
    Hundreds of people spent the night without gas in Manor. Thursday Texas Community Propane had to shut off gas to 700 homes after a gas explosion. The gas explosion happened around 2 p.m. Thursday at a
    Hundreds of people spent the night without gas in Manor. Thursday Texas Community Propane had to shut off gas to 700 homes after a gas explosion. The gas explosion happened around 2 p.m. Thursday at a
  • Two injured in gas line explosion

    Two injured in gas line explosion

    Thursday, December 27 2012 10:48 PM EST2012-12-28 03:48:46 GMT
    Manor firefighters are on the scene of a gas explosion that rocked the homes nearby and sent two gas workers to the hospital. According to the fire department, they were called out to the area about 20
    Manor firefighters are on the scene of a gas explosion that rocked the homes nearby and sent two gas workers to the hospital. According to the fire department, they were called out to the area about 20

Travis County Fire investigators say the cause of an explosion that led to a fire at a Manor home and injured two gas company workers was accidental.

The explosion occurred at a home in the 11000 block of Briarcreek Loop on Dec. 27 after a resident called the Texas Community Propane to report the smell of gas. Crews arrived and were inspecting the exterior gas riser at the home when the explosion occurred.

Investigators say evidence shows that the gas riser that feeds gas directly into the home was damaged by the resident of the home, which led to a buildup of gas into the home's laundry room.

The Fire Marshal's Office does not anticipate filing any charges regarding this gas explosion.

Officials urge all residents to only allow licensed gas installation experts to install gas lines within their homes and buildings.

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