House Explosion Rattles Residents of Texas City

By Reginald Hardwick and Jane Geelan-Sayres
|  Monday, Dec 2, 2013  |  Updated 10:05 AM EDT
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Parts of Johnson County were rocked late Saturday night after a home was destroyed in an explosion. On Sunday, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said 62-year-old Wanda Buckley Davis died in the blast. Investigators found her body in the debris.

Catherine Ross, NBC 5 News

Parts of Johnson County were rocked late Saturday night after a home was destroyed in an explosion. On Sunday, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said 62-year-old Wanda Buckley Davis died in the blast. Investigators found her body in the debris.

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Parts of Johnson County were rocked late Saturday night after a home was destroyed in an explosion.

On Sunday, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said 62-year-old Wanda Buckley Davis died in the blast. Investigators found her body in the debris.

With the assistance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, investigators with the sheriff's department determined the possible cause of the explosion appears to be a propane leak.  But, the sheriff's department said that is just a possible cause.  

Foul play is not suspected.

Officers are now trying to find the victim's husband, Gary Davis, who was out-of-town at the time of the explosion.

In a press release early Sunday morning, Sheriff Bob Alford, with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department, said dispatchers began receiving calls shortly before 11 p.m on Nov. 30.

According to Alford, dispatch received calls from Keene, Cleburne, Rio Vista, and Hill County. And neighbors were the ones who found the destroyed home in the 6600 block of East Farm-to-Market-Road 916 near County Road 408.

Via Twitter on Saturday night,  Johnson County Emergency Management said there are no evacuations ordered and "the structure is a complete loss."

According the Johnson County press release, "the total numbers of first responders included seven from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 12 from the Grandview Fire Department and three trucks, four personnel from the ESD, one ATF agent, one from the FBI."

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