Gas Leak Believed to Blame for Fatal Lubbock Home Explosion

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Lubbock authorities say they believe a gas leak is responsible for the explosion and fire in a home where a 25-year-old was killed.

Firefighters were called Friday night to the home where the victim, Herschel Potts, died.

The Texas Thunder Truck captured the immediate aftermath of a rollover crash on westbound Interstate 30 in Fort Worth while live on air Tuesday morning. Witnesses told NBC 5 Reporter Larry Collins that one person had minor injuries. It's not clear what caused the crash, though roads were very slick due to a heavy downpour at the time of the incident.

(Published Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018)

The blaze is classified as accidental and remains under investigation.

The fire marshal's office says the explosion occurred in the attic at the one-story house but the source of its ignition isn't immediately known.