Woman injured in Fannin Co. explosion

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- An explosion at an office building has injured one woman in Fannin County. It happened around ten o’clock Wednesday morning on Augusta Street and Hamilton at an office near some grain elevators in Trenton, Texas.

Authorities say someone in the office building accidentally bumped into a gas jet, releasing propane gas into the office.

A woman working at that location had lit a candle not knowing the gas valve had been opened. The Trenton fire chief says the woman opened the door and unknowingly let the leaking gas into her office.

The victim suffered minor burns on her arm and forehead. She was treated by EMS at the scene

Eyewitnesses reported seeing blue streaks of flames just before the explosion.

The Trenton fire chief said the incident could have been a lot worse.

The gas valve has been fixed, and the city should not be at risk for any similar incidents.

Damage to the office building is said to be minimal.

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  • by bonita Location: van alstyne tx on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:28 PM
    what was roaring sound long and loud early am thursday south west toward hwy west 121 ?????
  • by That Girl Location: Bryan County on Oct 18, 2007 at 07:57 AM
    Thank God that not much happened. And I am sure that it was a big deal to all involved and those around that office
  • by concerned Location: denison on Oct 17, 2007 at 02:56 PM
    Reaching? not a big deal? i bet it was for the people in and around that office. Just because it doesn't happen to you doesn't mean it isn't important.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2007 at 02:06 PM
    You can't make the news happen. You can only report of things that happen when they happen.
  • by julie Location: texas on Oct 17, 2007 at 01:47 PM
    Why do you think all news needs to be bad news?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 17, 2007 at 12:30 PM
    You seem to be reaching for stories here. Not much happened at all. Could it have been worse? Sure, the whole town could have gone up in one giant flash. But it didn't. You seem to be manufacturing headline news here. Not spectacular... more pitiful than anything. I am seeing a patern of behavior beginning to unfold on this station.
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