Local News

Jul 12, 2013 9:42 AM

Home Explosion Rocks Southside Neighborhood

CORPUS CHRISTI - A possible natural gas explosion leveled a house in the early hours this morning near La Palmera Mall.

People in the neighborhood said they heard and felt the explosion around 5:15 a.m. First responders made it to the homes just before 5:30 a.m.

Officials say two people injured in the explosion were flown to a burn unit in San Antonio for treatment. Their names have not been released.

Eight homes have fire damage, and one of the homes on the 4800 block of Holmes Drive is completely leveled from the explosion.

Neighboring homes have debris strewn on their roofs.

The power and gas had to be cut off to the entire neighborhood as crews continued to work on the fire.

Some civilian first responders went to the scene after they heard the explosion while at IHOP on SPID. They helped pull out the victims from the scene.

Several people in surrounding neighborhoods described the blast as a plane crash.

Many streets in the area had to be closed down while crews worked on the investigation. The Corpus Christi Bomb Squad is in the area assisting.

  • Story Photo
  • Story Photo
  • Story Thumbnail
  • Story Thumbnail


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