Witnesses React After House Explosion Rattles NW OKC Neighborhood


Friday, December 3rd 2021, 9:37 pm


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Multiple first responders were on the scene of a house explosion Friday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma City.

One witness told News 9 she's never seen anything like this.

News 9 crews were on scene as first responders scattered all over the area trying to figure out what they were dealing with.

Almost half a mile away, an auto shop's camera captured the explosion.

“I heard a big ‘boom’ and I felt it. The whole building shook and so I thought that something had hit our building. I had no idea,” said Shane Daugherty, the service manager at the Priebes Auto Clinic.

He said he could see smoke and debris flying from outside the shop.

“This was a new one for me. I’ve felt earthquakes before, but this felt different. Immediately when I felt it, I knew something had happened,” he said.

“Once we felt it, we ran outside and saw everything, debris flying, we started running because we didn’t know what was going to happen,” said Priscila Rosales, who lives in the neighborhood.

“I looked to the west and I saw a bunch of smoke...black smoke and it was obvious to me that something had blown up,” said Kisha Webb, who lives a block over.

“We received a call from a neighbor, saying that they believed the house next to them exploded,” said Oklahoma City fire Capt. Scott Douglas.

Fire crews arrived within minutes, finding pieces of the home on the street. The house was a total loss.

“We saw debris flying almost like it was snowing, to be honest,” said Rosales.

The person living in the home at the time was out of town in Texas.

“We had two K-9 units searching the area. They just finished scoping the area for any victims and there was negative results on their search,” said Douglas.

Oklahoma Natural Gas said so far it has not found any issues with its system. It's still working with first responders as the investigation continues.