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2021-07-19 9:29:03 PM  
"The house appears to have significant damage."
No walls left standing seems more like "house destroyed."
 
2021-07-19 10:10:06 PM  
If they can afford an actual grass lawn in that part of the world then they can afford to rebuild.
 
2021-07-20 2:55:54 AM  
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2021-07-20 2:56:59 AM  
So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?
 
2021-07-20 2:57:41 AM  

LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?


Yes.
 
2021-07-20 2:58:56 AM  

LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?


Chili.
 
2021-07-20 3:00:38 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

Chili.


I've exploded one house, and that was years ago.
 
2021-07-20 3:01:06 AM  

LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?


If it was stockpiled explosives that did that the guy they pulled from the house would have been a fatality.

The gas company DID shut off the gas and had an investigator on scene, and people who run meth labs don't tend to maintain lawns, so I'd guess gas leak.
 
2021-07-20 3:09:29 AM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

If it was stockpiled explosives that did that the guy they pulled from the house would have been a fatality.

The gas company DID shut off the gas and had an investigator on scene, and people who run meth labs don't tend to maintain lawns, so I'd guess gas leak.


Actually some due. Some have figured out that curtains on the windows and a well maintained outside can fool the cops for a while. My son had one down the block. They were there for two years. No one knew till they moved out.
 
2021-07-20 3:24:33 AM  
Gas explosion. Meth lab would have had a fire too.

...what?
 
2021-07-20 3:25:42 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

Chili.


Gender reveal party
 
2021-07-20 3:32:01 AM  

LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?


Well, both the gas company and the electricity transport company shut down service in the area, to investigate.  The K-9 from the Plano police hazardous device unit didn't alert for explosives, so that's low on the possibility list.  There were storms in the area Monday afternoon, so it's entirely possible that a damaged or aged gas line in the attic was slowly leaking in the attic, the grounding on the house was substandard and a lightning strike triggered the explosion.

There was actually a rash of house explosions due to aged gas lines underground a few years back in the DFW area. Atmos Energy has been undertaking the replacement of all their lines in the Metroplex.
 
2021-07-20 3:32:50 AM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

If it was stockpiled explosives that did that the guy they pulled from the house would have been a fatality.

The gas company DID shut off the gas and had an investigator on scene, and people who run meth labs don't tend to maintain lawns, so I'd guess gas leak.


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2021-07-20 3:37:10 AM  
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2021-07-20 3:39:07 AM  
The house appears to have significant damage, Daly said. The severity of the damage to the other two homes wasn't immediately clear.

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Lt. Dan must have had one hell of a night before this call. If that's significant damage, what in the hell does it take to get to destroyed?
 
2021-07-20 3:57:07 AM  

Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

If it was stockpiled explosives that did that the guy they pulled from the house would have been a fatality.

The gas company DID shut off the gas and had an investigator on scene, and people who run meth labs don't tend to maintain lawns, so I'd guess gas leak.


Lies. Meth cooks are famously pro lawn care.

They often gift each other horticulture books
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2021-07-20 4:36:58 AM  
"Do you think Dixie was home?"
 
2021-07-20 5:06:43 AM  

Brosephus: The house appears to have significant damage, Daly said. The severity of the damage to the other two homes wasn't immediately clear.

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Lt. Dan must have had one hell of a night before this call. If that's significant damage, what in the hell does it take to get to destroyed?


A little spackle and some fresh paint and that house will be tip-top.
 
2021-07-20 5:27:52 AM  
I live in Austin - Georgetown (40 miles north of Austin) had a gas leak took from January to June t 2019 to completely evacuate from the ground

https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/atmo​s​-energy-reports-99-gas-leak-repairs-in​-georgetown-for-first-half-of-year
 
2021-07-20 5:51:42 AM  

ChiliBoots: Madman drummers bummers: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

Chili.

I've exploded one house, and that was years ago.


[Texas story - OBLIGATORY]
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2021-07-20 5:55:25 AM  
I bet it was intentional. It takes hours to days to fill a house with enough gas to do this and the smell is overwhelming. Suicide attempt comes to mind. Sometimes people will do this if they lose the house to foreclosure or an ex spouse - leave a large appliance valve open and let it fill up
 
2021-07-20 6:27:09 AM  

TheDirtyNacho: I bet it was intentional. It takes hours to days to fill a house with enough gas to do this and the smell is overwhelming. Suicide attempt comes to mind. Sometimes people will do this if they lose the house to foreclosure or an ex spouse - leave a large appliance valve open and let it fill up


I was this MANY days old when I realized death stove was by gas and not heat.
🤦
 
2021-07-20 7:31:29 AM  
When this happened in Indianapolis a few years ago it killed two neighbors, destroyed multiple houses around it, and the 5 conspirators who set it in motion went to prison for decades each.

You've really got to work at it to lose your home to a gas explosion. It's not likely to be an accident or mishap.
 
2021-07-20 7:39:48 AM  

GregInIndy: When this happened in Indianapolis a few years ago it killed two neighbors, destroyed multiple houses around it, and the 5 conspirators who set it in motion went to prison for decades each.

You've really got to work at it to lose your home to a gas explosion. It's not likely to be an accident or mishap.


Or the man they pulled from the rubble just got home and caused a spark.
 
2021-07-20 7:54:30 AM  

fragMasterFlash: If they can afford an actual grass lawn in that part of the world then they can afford to rebuild.


Do you think that all of Texas is a desert?
 
2021-07-20 7:57:30 AM  
It's a, "mostly standing house" -CNN
 
2021-07-20 8:01:54 AM  

daffy: Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

If it was stockpiled explosives that did that the guy they pulled from the house would have been a fatality.

The gas company DID shut off the gas and had an investigator on scene, and people who run meth labs don't tend to maintain lawns, so I'd guess gas leak.

Actually some due. Some have figured out that curtains on the windows and a well maintained outside can fool the cops for a while. My son had one down the block. They were there for two years. No one knew till they moved out.


Your son had a meth lab?
 
2021-07-20 8:23:03 AM  
Cases like this shouldn't be called home explosions, they should be called house disintegrations.
 
2021-07-20 8:53:13 AM  
This happened just under a mile from my house.  It was during a thunderstorm, so some people mistook it for lightning.  But there was no flash or lightning "crack" that came with it.  The very first thing I said was "was that a bomb?  I don't think that was lightning".  No power flicker, so it wasn't a transformer.

Even a mile away, the pressure wave was strong enough to bow my sliding doors inwards significantly.  Cats scattered, etc.  Then the helicopters and ambulances started a bit later.
 
2021-07-20 9:17:35 AM  
The price of lumber these days makes those 2 x4s scattered around more valuable than when they were part of the house.
 
2021-07-20 9:26:53 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

Chili.


moments before the explosion...

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2021-07-20 9:44:17 AM  

magneticmushroom: daffy: Inebriated Bolshevik Muppet: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

If it was stockpiled explosives that did that the guy they pulled from the house would have been a fatality.

The gas company DID shut off the gas and had an investigator on scene, and people who run meth labs don't tend to maintain lawns, so I'd guess gas leak.

Actually some due. Some have figured out that curtains on the windows and a well maintained outside can fool the cops for a while. My son had one down the block. They were there for two years. No one knew till they moved out.

Your son had a meth lab?


No. There was a Meth lab six houses down from him. He just grows weed.
 
2021-07-20 10:52:50 AM  
Neighbors: "boy howdy!"
 
2021-07-20 11:02:24 AM  

cfreak: fragMasterFlash: If they can afford an actual grass lawn in that part of the world then they can afford to rebuild.

Do you think that all of Texas is a desert?


No but I'm pretty sure the whole state has that shiatty clay-based soil that won't retain water at all. I don't see how you can grow a lawn on that without ripping it all out or having an irrigation system that runs 3 times a day.
 
2021-07-20 11:11:06 AM  

fragMasterFlash: cfreak: fragMasterFlash: If they can afford an actual grass lawn in that part of the world then they can afford to rebuild.

Do you think that all of Texas is a desert?

No but I'm pretty sure the whole state has that shiatty clay-based soil that won't retain water at all. I don't see how you can grow a lawn on that without ripping it all out or having an irrigation system that runs 3 times a day.


Texas has a large variety of regions with different climates and soils.

The DFW area (where Plano is) is built on grassland. It isn't Phoenix, and generally, the local water district is pretty strict on watering in drought years.  This year everyone has a green lawn because we've had a mild and wet summer.

I get it, dragging on Texas is awesome because we have a lot of stupidity here but there are plenty of things to drag the state for that are real. No need to make up some new outrage.
 
2021-07-20 11:17:39 AM  
Gas leak somewhere I'm guessing.  Whenever I see houses like that it reminds of a former co-worker who told me about how his father in law who had cpd and was on o2 when he took the mask off, lit a cigarette, fell asleep and the cigarette fell on the line, blowing up the house.......

/ he didn't fare well, but he said he was pretty much dead anyhow at that point......
 
2021-07-20 11:25:28 AM  

fragMasterFlash: No but I'm pretty sure the whole state has that shiatty clay-based soil that won't retain water at all. I don't see how you can grow a lawn on that without ripping it all out or having an irrigation system that runs 3 times a day.


Even in Oklahoma, which is pretty much hard red clay almost everywhere, you can manage a lawn without too much of an issue.
 
2021-07-20 11:28:49 AM  
"significant damage" Thanks, CNN.

And people think Plano is a boring suburb.
 
2021-07-20 11:32:23 AM  
A house a block away did that.  It didn't wake me up.  It was all the damned screaming.
Most of it coming from a foot from my ear as my wife proceeded to freak out entirely.

/was an active duty M1A1 tanker at the time.  Sleeping through big booms is a skill learned early on if you ever want to get any rest on a tank range.
 
2021-07-20 11:33:06 AM  

oobiedoobie: Neighbors: "boy howdy!"


People seem to forget it's Plano.  Generally high income and education, strong mix of people who have moved from out of state.  You don't get much in the way of "yeee haw" here.  You're far more likely to get a response of "damn it, they scratched the Lexus and wrecked the garden".
 
2021-07-20 12:02:07 PM  

Khellendros: oobiedoobie: Neighbors: "boy howdy!"

People seem to forget it's Plano.  Generally high income and education, strong mix of people who have moved from out of state.  You don't get much in the way of "yeee haw" here.  You're far more likely to get a response of "damn it, they scratched the Lexus and wrecked the garden".


The neighborhood that this occurred in is one of the older, established neighborhoods in west Plano, south of Park.  It's more likely that these are not new arrivals, as they've been snapping up properties in Frisco and north Plano.  Then again, most of the Metroplex these days are less "yee haw" and more "oh dear, mom's Lexus SUV was in garage when it collapsed.
 
2021-07-20 12:47:57 PM  

Auntie Cheesus: Khellendros: oobiedoobie: Neighbors: "boy howdy!"

People seem to forget it's Plano.  Generally high income and education, strong mix of people who have moved from out of state.  You don't get much in the way of "yeee haw" here.  You're far more likely to get a response of "damn it, they scratched the Lexus and wrecked the garden".

The neighborhood that this occurred in is one of the older, established neighborhoods in west Plano, south of Park.  It's more likely that these are not new arrivals, as they've been snapping up properties in Frisco and north Plano.  Then again, most of the Metroplex these days are less "yee haw" and more "oh dear, mom's Lexus SUV was in garage when it collapsed.


I know, I live a few blocks away.  These those "older, established neighborhoods" (mine was built in '82) have fairly rapid turnover now.  About a quarter of the houses on my street have turned over ownership in the last 2 years.  Average home value on the street of the explosion is upwards of $350k, and the houses in this area sell in under 6 days.

In general, a large number of the people in these neighborhoods are transplants in the last 10 - 15 years from out of state, and have 100k+ incomes.  Now, about three streets north of me, you hit $700k homes that turn even faster, with even more of a cosmopolitan mix.  But even the older local neighborhoods are turning over quickly.  They're not yee-haw local Texans for the most part.  This isn't Tyler.
 
2021-07-20 2:51:10 PM  

Khellendros: Auntie Cheesus: Khellendros: oobiedoobie: Neighbors: "boy howdy!"

People seem to forget it's Plano.  Generally high income and education, strong mix of people who have moved from out of state.  You don't get much in the way of "yeee haw" here.  You're far more likely to get a response of "damn it, they scratched the Lexus and wrecked the garden".

The neighborhood that this occurred in is one of the older, established neighborhoods in west Plano, south of Park.  It's more likely that these are not new arrivals, as they've been snapping up properties in Frisco and north Plano.  Then again, most of the Metroplex these days are less "yee haw" and more "oh dear, mom's Lexus SUV was in garage when it collapsed.

I know, I live a few blocks away.  These those "older, established neighborhoods" (mine was built in '82) have fairly rapid turnover now.  About a quarter of the houses on my street have turned over ownership in the last 2 years.  Average home value on the street of the explosion is upwards of $350k, and the houses in this area sell in under 6 days.

In general, a large number of the people in these neighborhoods are transplants in the last 10 - 15 years from out of state, and have 100k+ incomes.  Now, about three streets north of me, you hit $700k homes that turn even faster, with even more of a cosmopolitan mix.  But even the older local neighborhoods are turning over quickly.  They're not yee-haw local Texans for the most part.  This isn't Tyler.


I'm more than familiar with this trend.  I moved to the DFW area in '96, from central California.  We purchased our house in Lewisville in 2008 and as soon as a property gets listed here, usually in the $250-300K range, it gets snapped up in a heartbeat.  Only house I've seen sitting on the market is a little 2/1 of 800 square feet and it's going for $220K.

This area is becoming down right cosmopolitan.
 
2021-07-20 3:32:00 PM  

fragMasterFlash: cfreak: fragMasterFlash: If they can afford an actual grass lawn in that part of the world then they can afford to rebuild.

Do you think that all of Texas is a desert?

No but I'm pretty sure the whole state has that shiatty clay-based soil that won't retain water at all. I don't see how you can grow a lawn on that without ripping it all out or having an irrigation system that runs 3 times a day.


Lol whut ? Clay holds water well until it's saturated. Water once a week or twice if it's hot and dry. Maybe you're thinking of Florida and all its sand.
 
2021-07-20 4:31:04 PM  
My clinic (veterinarian) is about a mile from this house. We felt the shock wave!!  Is was intense. While we were trying to figure out what it was, within minutes fire trucks and paramedics were racing down the street we sit on!!  Crazy!  Hope everyone turns out ok.  But hard to imagine the person in that house survived that!
 
2021-07-20 4:37:03 PM  

Khellendros: This happened just under a mile from my house.  It was during a thunderstorm, so some people mistook it for lightning.  But there was no flash or lightning "crack" that came with it.  The very first thing I said was "was that a bomb?  I don't think that was lightning".  No power flicker, so it wasn't a transformer.

Even a mile away, the pressure wave was strong enough to bow my sliding doors inwards significantly.  Cats scattered, etc.  Then the helicopters and ambulances started a bit later.


My clinic is at Park and Preston. We felt the shock wave and thought something fell on the building!!  We watched all the emergency vehicles head down Coit then the ambulances/EMTs head back to the hospital. Plano has a website with an open feed of the fire/ambulance chatter. We were listening as they started to assess the casualties. Again surprised anyone survived the initial explosion!
 
2021-07-20 4:37:43 PM  

aggievet92: Khellendros: This happened just under a mile from my house.  It was during a thunderstorm, so some people mistook it for lightning.  But there was no flash or lightning "crack" that came with it.  The very first thing I said was "was that a bomb?  I don't think that was lightning".  No power flicker, so it wasn't a transformer.

Even a mile away, the pressure wave was strong enough to bow my sliding doors inwards significantly.  Cats scattered, etc.  Then the helicopters and ambulances started a bit later.

My clinic is at Park and Preston. We felt the shock wave and thought something fell on the building!!  We watched all the emergency vehicles head down Coit then the ambulances/EMTs head back to the hospital. Plano has a website with an open feed of the fire/ambulance chatter. We were listening as they started to assess the casualties. Again surprised anyone survived the initial explosion!


Drat!!! Clinic is at Park and Coit NOT Park and Preston!!
 
2021-07-20 5:16:06 PM  

LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?


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2021-07-20 5:16:53 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: LordJiro: So, gas leak due to shiatty Texas infrastructure, nutjob stockpiling explosives, or meth?

Chili.


Chili doesn't have beans!  At least according to a friend of mine who I taunt with my beany chili.
 
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