It said the blast appeared to have originated at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing, a machining and manufacturing company. The Houston Fire Department said one person was taken to a hospital because of the blast.
We spoke to a witness who works at a nearby Buckeyes who said the blast blew their doors down and caused part of the ceiling to fall.
At least one person has been transported to the hospital following a massive explosion in a northwest Houston suburb, the Houston Fire Department reports.
The force of the explosion, at around 4:30 a.m. local time, sent the building tumbling and damaged homes throughout the area.
Several people told Houston TV station KHOU that the explosion was so loud, they thought a bomb had gone off or that a vehicle had crashed into their homes. Local media reported the incident resulted in broken windows and doors but it remains unknown if anyone in the neighborhood was injured.
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"Increases of flames and small explosions at plant continue per @houstonpolice airship".
He said: "It busted out every window in our house".
A fire continues to burn, and people have been told to avoid the area.
Houston police tweeted that officers were blocking off streets, but no evacuation was ordered.
The industrial area in Houston, Texas, close to the alleged source of the large explosion in the early hours of the morning on Friday, January 24, 2020.