Six people were injured after reports of an explosion at the 4400 block of Cleveland Drive at around 4:40 p.m. Monday.
One person injured was in the house that exploded at the time and the other five were in the house to the left. Three victims were transported to Medical Center of Plano and the other three were transported to Children’s Medical Center Plano.
The homes on both sides of the explosion sustained structural damage, and residents felt the impact up to a mile away.
A Plano Fire-Rescue spokesperson announced this morning that investigators had identified an isolated gas leak as the probable cause of the explosion. A further investigation will be conducted to determine specifically where the leak was within the 4429 Cleveland Drive home.
“We are saddened by today’s tragedy of a house explosion in our city,” Plano Mayor John Muns said Monday as the incident was unfolding. “Several of our residents were injured. We are keeping them and their families close to our hearts and hoping for a swift and full recovery. Plano Fire-Rescue is working diligently to determine the cause of the blast. We’re asking all of you to keep the victims in your prayers.”
A GoFundMe site has been set up to help the victims of yesterday’s house explosion in Plano. Organizer Mae Reedy says that five family members were hurt in the blast that occurred in the home on Cleveland Drive. One of them required emergency surgery.
According to Reedy, the family lost nearly everything in the explosion. The donation page was set up to help with their immediate needs and medical bills.