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Investigation underway after house explosion in Plano neighborhood

The fire department says this may have been a gas explosion. There were no injuries reported.

PLANO, Texas — An investigation is underway after a house explosion in a Plano neighborhood on Wednesday evening, officials say.

The fire department says they responded to the incident around 9 p.m. in the 3700 block of Shantara Lane, near Plano West Senior High School at the intersection of Parker Road and Willow Bend Drive.

According to the department, there were no residents inside the home at the time of the explosion, and no injuries from the surrounding area were reported.

Officials say most of the damage could be seen in a corner of the home.

The department says there was no major damage to neighboring homes. There was at least one home that had broken windows.

The fire department says it believes it may have been a gas explosion. Atmos crews arrived to conduct an investigation.

The official cause is still under investigation.

Residents in the area tell WFAA the explosion was loud and that it shook their homes.

Mike Spangler was right next door.

"We just sat in the backroom and there was a huge thunderclap and I thought we were struck by lightning," said Spangler.

The explosion was caught on a Ring surveillance camera, which captured the moments of the blast.

"I went out to look and I thought my roof was going to be on fire and windows,” said Spangler.

Part of the $2 million house that exploded was left in ruin.

"After the explosion I went out and went in the house to see if anyone else was there but no one answered the calls," said Spangler.

Ari Reddy showed up to the scene shortly after the explosion. He says his ex-wife lives in the house and believes the explosion was caused by a gas leak in a small garage on the side of the house.

"There’s a little air conditioning system that gets fed gas. That’s the only thing I can think of off the top of my head that could contribute to an explosion," said Reddy.

Spangler says he feels lucky he and his wife weren’t injured because it was near his kitchen area and that’s where his windows were blown in

"I might have had a few cuts," Spangler said.

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