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Explosion and fire destroy elderly woman's home

Sherry Williams Sherry Williams

Sherry Williams when she woke up this morning and accidentally knocked over a lamp while reaching for her glasses. The lamp crashed onto some oxygen tanks--which exploded while she was still inside the home.

The fire then spread to the rest of her home on the 800 block of Corey Drive in Whitehouse.

Williams fled the home and knocked on her neighbors doors for help. And, even though she was injured...she says it was too late for her dogs.

"I just had to get out and I lost my dogs. All three of them," she told us.

Williams is thankful her mother, who has a medical condition, and her sister weren't home when the fire happened.

Williams also told us that she is thankful to be alive and plans to start over.

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