Multiple People Injured in Pecos County Explosion - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Multiple People Injured in Pecos County Explosion

PECOS COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Three men were injured Monday night and rushed to Pecos County Memorial Hospital following an explosion in a hunting cabin, officials said.

Their names and conditions have not been released.

According to Pecos County Sheriff Cliff Harris, the blast shook Hayter Ranch, a hunting lease approximately 35 miles west of Fort Stockton, between 9 and 9:15 p.m.

“[The force of the explosion] took the ceiling up and then it came back down, causing a lot of damage," he told NewsWest 9. "There was a lot of stuff that was flying around. Debris [was] going through the ceiling and walls."

The men in the cabin accidentally sparked the violent chemical reaction when they attempted to light a water heater, Harris explained.

"There was a leak from a propane tank... and gas had built up under the [cabin]," he said. "It just blew up."

At least one man injured in the blast appeared to have a broken leg, officials told NewsWest 9.

Harris said one victim was airlifted to the hospital, while the other two were driven by ambulance. The extent of their injuries are unknown.

The incident remains under investigation.

"They were lucky nothing actually caught fire [following the explosion]," Harris added. "That could have been disastrous."

  • NewsMore>>

  • No bond set for Joel Luna in Capital Murder case

    No bond set for Joel Luna in Capital Murder case

    Joel Luna (Source: Odessa Police Department)Joel Luna (Source: Odessa Police Department)

    Odessa Police, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, have arrested Joel Luna, 34, and charged with Capital Murder “Capital Felony”. Police responded to Medical Center Hospital in reference to an assault victim May 1, where an investigation revealed that after Luna got into an argument with his 33-year-old wife, he began choking her, causing her to lose consciousness. Luna then kneeled on her abdomen and repeatedly applied force while st...

    Odessa Police, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service, have arrested Joel Luna, 34, and charged with Capital Murder “Capital Felony”. Police responded to Medical Center Hospital in reference to an assault victim May 1, where an investigation revealed that after Luna got into an argument with his 33-year-old wife, he began choking her, causing her to lose consciousness. Luna then kneeled on her abdomen and repeatedly applied force while st...

  • RockHounds look to play strong in second half of the season

    RockHounds look to play strong in second half of the season

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    The first half of the RockHounds season is complete. The 'Hounds finished a little under 500 with a record of 33-36 finishing third in the Texas League South.

    The first half of the RockHounds season is complete. The 'Hounds finished a little under 500 with a record of 33-36 finishing third in the Texas League South.

  • Alpine Recycling Center opens doors to Brewster County residents

    Alpine Recycling Center opens doors to Brewster County residents

    (Source: Brewster County/Facebook)(Source: Brewster County/Facebook)
    (Source: Brewster County/Facebook)(Source: Brewster County/Facebook)

    The recycling center will require your current address as proof of residency. 

    The recycling center will require your current address as proof of residency. 

Powered by Frankly