Local News

Jul 12, 2013 4:41 PM

3 Homes Destroyed, Dozens More Damaged by Explosion

CORPUS CHRISTI - The American Red Cross in is the process of counting the number of residents affected by this morning's explosion that leveled a home on Holmes Drive that injured two men.

Three homes were destroyed in the explosion and fire that followed. At least 15 homes, plus dozens more apartments and businesses were damaged.

Power and natural gas services is still out for many in the area.

The Red Cross is in the process of providing cold water, warm meals and temporary lodging to 18 families.

Emergency personnel are also being provided with cold water and snacks during the cleanup effort.

While there's no official cause for the explosion, one of the men injured told people the last thing he remembers is lighting a cigarette. That's leading investigators to look into a possible natural gas leak.


Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!

Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!


Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more