Dobbin Explosion: Home Leveled in Rural Texas, 3 Injured

June 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A house explosion in the Texas town of Dobbin left three people wounded, it was reported.

ABC-13 in Houston reported that the explosion could be heard as far as 15 miles away at the Willis Fire Department.

The home was demolished and debris was strewn hundreds of feet from the site..

Residents who live nearby said that they felt their homes shake, according to comments posted on the KHOU-11 Facebook page.

The victims injured in the blast were 65-year-old Lena Knight, 58-year-old Jennifer Mock, and Mock’s grandson, according to the station.

The windows of a grocery store were also shattered.

“The initial reports that we have is that at least several good Samaritans, including a trooper and a consolidated phone employee, who were across the street. Once they heard the explosion and they saw that, they went into the property and they were able to pull the victims out and our understanding of it is they actually went in there and were able to get the baby out of the debris and get them to the firefighters as they were arriving,” Fire Marshal Jimmy Williams told KHOU.

Family member Corbin Mock said that debris was scattered hundreds of feet away.

“People were finding things from the house on top of the grocery store, in trees, and at least a half a mile away,” Mock told the Houston Chronicle.

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