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EXPLOSIOi RIPS THREE HOUSES
LONG OF WRECKAGE
A terrific explosion, which frightens
thousands of Fort Worth residents out of their beds
this morning, destroys one house, badly damages two
others and causes less serious damage to dozens of
The blast, is believed to have been
caused by natural gas escaping from a stove connection
in ousi e at 919 West Broadus. It is believed
a spark from an electric refrigerator may have ignited
The occupants of the house moved out last
Sunday, but most of the furniture remained in the
LONG SHOT OF UREC TGE FRO M ABOVE
The house immediately to the east, a duplex,
is badly damaged.
One side of the blasted house was
blown against the duple'. breaking aLl of tne windows
and smashing the siding.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Explosion rips three houses], item, May 27, 1954; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc726248/m1/1/: accessed February 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.