Two people injured, dog killed in house explosion in Taylor

Posted at 5:07 PM, Dec 19, 2016

Firefighters are investigating some type of explosion inside a Taylor house that has left two people hospitalized.

According to neighbors, a 35-year-old man and his father were inside the home located on Merrick.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. Monday on Merrick in Taylor. It took firefighters about two hours to put out the flames and smoke.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by Taylor firefighters. 

A dog was killed in the fire.

Another dog was injured but was able to escape.

Animal control is searching for that pet which is now lost.