VIDEO: A homeowner said she is glad to be alive after her house exploded into a fireball that damaged multiple homes in southeast Houston.
The explosion happened around 11 a.m. Sunday at a home in the 6000 block of Doulton Drive near Bellfort Avenue.
Mildred Whitfield captured the fire on her phone across the street.
“This was an explosion, I mean it was a ball of fire, it was whoop - it just went up,” Whitfield said.
Homeowner Jewell Meyers told KPRC 2 photographer Wladimir Moquete that she noticed the smell of gas Sunday morning.
The 82-year-old said the odor was strong and she could smell it in her bathroom and her kitchen, so she went to the neighbor’s house next door to ask about to odor.
“I wasn’t going to stay in there smelling that gas that strong,” Meyers said.