Three people, including an infant, were taken by medical helicopters to different hospitals following a reported house explosion in Montgomery County.
SkyFOX captured aerial images over the explosion site in the Dobbin area which showed rubble and debris from the home, a large propane tank and two vehicles with visible damage. The home was located near the intersection of FM 1486 and State Highway 105.
Residents in Lake Conroe and Willis reported feeling the explosion.
The 8-month-old child was taken by PHI Air Medical Helicopter to University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with critical burns and injuries, while Life Flight medical helicopters brought the child's 58-year-old grandmother and 65-year-old aunt to Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center. Both women also suffered life-threatening injuries and burns.
The Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office conducted a joint investigation with the Texas Railroad Commission into what caused the explosion. The Railroad Commission is the state agency responsible for regulating Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
After an initial investigation, the agencies have determined the explosion resulted from a build-up of flammable gases in or around the home, but the exact cause of the explosion has not been determined.