East Texas Woman Dies, Man Badly Burned In Apparent Explosion

Tonight, firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a suspected explosion in Van Zandt County.

Around 5 o'clock, neighbors reported hearing an explosion at the home on County Road 4507, near Ben Wheeler.

Neighbors say they got there, the woman who lived their was lying dead outside the home.

They reportedly helped a male occupant get out of the house. He is being treated for severe burns at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

At this time, the identities of the man and woman have not been released.

Posted By 10pm News Producer Kelly Hefelfinger khefelfinger@kltv.com