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Townhouse Explosion on New Year’s Day in Arlington Caused by Gas Appliance Left on

Arlington, Texas - A multi-story townhouse under construction in Viridian, a private, master-planned community in North Arlington, exploded and caught on fire early on New Year’s Day.

Arlington Fire arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

According to Arlington Fire Department, investigators found that the explosion was the result of a “gas appliance that was not fully turned off.” The department released a full statement via Facebook on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived at the scene and found evidence of an explosion with a small fire. The affected building suffered severe structural damage, although it was unoccupied. The developers say that the homeowners had not moved in yet.

According to nearby residents, damages include cars parked nearby totaled, broken windows throughout entire building, and at least one bystander was reportedly treated by paramedics. These reports have not been confirmed.

The cause of fire is still currently under investigation.

Check out footage of the explosion captured by a nearby resident’s security camera below ⬇️ (via DFW Scanner)


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