ARCOLA, Texas – Three people were hospitalized with burns after a home exploded Friday night in southeast Fort Bend County, fire officials said.
According to the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal, the Arcola Fire Department responded to the explosion at West Davis and Davis Street around 9:30 p.m. and found the food-frame home fully engulfed in flames.
All three occupants of the home, a 74-year-old mother, her 35-year-old daughter and the daughter’s 48-year-old boyfriend, sustained burns from the fire, fire officials said.
The daughter was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital in extremely critical condition with burns to 40 percent of her body, hospital officials said. The mother and boyfriend were taken by ambulance to the hospital in stable condition after suffering burns to 20 percent of their bodies.
Arson investigators are looking into what caused the explosion and the fire. However, a family member said they had been smelling gas inside the home for days.