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An explosion rocked Third Ward Friday morning (June 12) causing debris to fly into neighboring yards, houses and businesses.

The explosion appeared to originate from Bar 5015 around 4:45 AM. The popular establishment had recently undergone renovations and was set to be a key part of Sunday Fundays in the city.

Houston Fire Department arson investigators say a fire was intentionally set at Bar 5015 early Friday morning, leading to the explosion. Gas canisters were found at the scene and investigators are determining if they were used in the fire.

When the explosion happened, splintered wood and other debris filled Almeda and up the block. A nearby food truck was destroyed in the explosion and some buildings sustained damage. No injuries were reported.


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