Grandview, Texas: Explosion Rocks Home, ‘It felt like a bomb hit’

December 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An explosion rocked a log cabin-style home in Grandview, Texas late Saturday, prompting some nearby residents to think an earthquake struck.

Hundreds of people called in reports to police about an explosion or earthquake. 

The explosion near County Road 408 and Farm to Market Road 91 was heard across the southern Dallas-Forth Worth area.

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford told Fox on Sunday morning that there may have been a propane gas leak that caused the explosion

911 operators were getting calls just before 11 p.m. from as far away as Hill County, Keene, and Cleburne in Johnson County.

Dorothy Weigel, a neighbor of the home that blew up, said on Facebook that the explosion was powerful.

“It felt like a bomb hit my house. House shook and stuff fell off the walls. That is so scary! Just drove out in pasture and nothing but ashes!” she said.

The vehicles belonging to the residents of the log cabin home were in the driveway and she believes that they were home. 

“Nobody lived through that,” she added.

“They are saying a big crater was left after the explosion but that’s because the house had a basement.”

An unidentified neighbor told Monika Diaz of WFAA that the explosion shook her home and caused her to think that a plane crashed near her home.

“Neighbor also told me she did not see any flames after the blast, only thick smoke,” said Diaz.

The Johnson County Emergency Management said that the two-story structure is a “complete loss.”

“Life safety in determining occupancy is top priority,” it added. Another neighbor said officials are searching for bodies.

Sheriff Alford later said that there was no indication that the house was occupied at the time of the explosion but officials haven’t been able to get in touch with the owner of the home.

Photos show debris strewn across the field. 

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