Massive explosion rattles Houston area

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UPDATE: HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities say one person is missing following a large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston. The blast was reported about 4:30 a.m. Friday. It heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away. The Houston Fire Department says one person was taken to a hospital because of the blast. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo later said one person was unaccounted for. A fire burned afterward at the site and people were told to avoid the area. Houston police blocked off streets in the area and checked on residents of nearby homes.

HOUSTON (AP) – A large explosion at a building in Houston was felt for miles away and left rubble scattered in the area. The explosion shook other buildings about 4:30 a.m. Friday, with reports on Twitter of a boom felt across the city. Houston police tweeted that they were responding and officers were blocking off streets in the area. There was no immediate confirmation from authorities of injuries, but KTRK-TV interviewed a man who said he saw a bloodied man walking around afterward. A fire burned following the explosion.

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