1 day after explosion, Houston Co. burn victim's condition is improving

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The man airlifted to a burn center following a Houston County explosion Tuesday morning has been moved from the burn unit to a regular room because his condition has improved.

According to the Houston County Fire Marshal's Office, the cause of the explosion is still under investigation at this time. In addition to the Houston County Fire Marshal's Office, the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Private Safety Investigators are all looking into the explosion.

The explosion occurred at 11:10 a.m. at the Navidad Resources Weldon Gas Processing Plant in the Houston County community of Weldon, which is near Lovelady and about 19 miles from Crockett. One man was life-flighted to a burn center in Houston for serious burns.

Fire crews from the Weldon, Lovelady, Crockett, and Austonio fire departments battled the blaze sparked by the explosion for about 45 minutes before they got it under control.

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