Worker hurt in explosion at Oak Lawn apartment building
Geoffrey Short, Breaking News Reporter
A worker suffered a minor injury Wednesday in an explosion that damaged a handful of units at an Oak Lawn apartment complex.
Firefighters were called about 10:30 a.m. to the Knight Apartments in the 2800 block of Knight Street.
They found debris on the ground outside the three-story building and extinguished a few hot spots inside.
A worker was reportedly working on the roof using a grinder on a boiler vent pipe when the explosion occurred.
Atmos Energy was called to the scene, but the cause of the explosion remains under investigation.
Possible Gas Explosion Damages Oak Lawn Apartment Complex September 28, 2016 11:37 AM
DALLAS (1080 KRLD) – A gas explosion has severely damaged the laundry room of an apartment complex in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas.
According to Dallas Fire & Rescue, one person was injured by flying glass when a possible natural gas leak caused an explosion in the second floor laundry room of the Knight Apartments on Congress Ave near Wycliff.
When fire crews arrived, they saw a little smoke, with small amounts of debris outside on the ground. Once inside, they found a couple of hot spots that were quickly extinguished.
Three apartment units were damaged.
Updated:Sep 28 2016 12:31PM CDT
DALLAS - One person was hurt Wednesday after a small explosion at an Oak Lawn apartment complex.
Dallas Fire Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said it happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Knight Apartments in the 2800 block of Knight Street.
A worker on the roof of the three-story building was r using a grinder on a boiler vent pipe and he described hearing an explosion. Firefighters found smoke and quickly put out a few hot spots, Evans said.
Investigators are still not sure what caused the reported explosion. Representatives from the gas company are working with firefighters to determine if there was any leak.
Three apartment units were affected, but one was vacant.
The worker drove himself to the hospital because of a minor hand injury.