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Jul 14, 2013 10:00 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Investigators Seek to Pinpoint Cause of Holmes Explosion

CORPUS CHRISTI - Two days after an explosion leveled one home and devastated a southside neighborhood, investigators are still trying to figure out the cause.

The explosion was so large it reached at least eight houses, and an apartment complex a hundred yards away.

Fire investigators say they'll be on the scene tomorrow as they try to determine if the explosion came from a gas leak, or something else.

One of the men who was in the leveled house says the last thing he remembers before the blast was lighting a cigarette.

Investigators say a lot of gas would have had to accumulate to create an explosion this big. They say people all around the neighborhood would have likely been able to smell it.


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