Video: Family trapped inside as house explodes

House explosion caught on camera in Hurst, Texas. (Hurst Police)

HURST, Texas (WPEC) - A devastating explosion at a house with a family trapped inside was caught on camera in Texas.

The explosion happened Saturday, April 7, not long after an SUV crashed into a home in the city of Hurst, which is northeast of Fort Worth. Police believe the SUV cut a natural gas line as it punched a hole in the home.

Seconds after a police officer arrived with his dashboard camera rolling, the house exploded. The police officer ducked out of the way of the fireball as debris went flying. The blast knocked the roof off and blew out most of the back wall, police said.

Officers rescued a husband, wife and an adult son from the home. They had to pull the wife out from under the rubble. She suffered severe injuries. All three went to the hospital. The father had serious injuries. The son was treated and released. All are expected to recover, Hurst Police said.

Two Hurst Police officers suffered minor injuries in the explosion.

Officers arrested the driver of the SUV on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a license. He's been identified as 35-year-old Alejandro Enriquez-Castro.

Hurst Police said they handed Enriquez-Castro over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after discovering he used several unconfirmed aliases.


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