There was an explosion at the Meadowchase apartments (10751 Meadowglen Ln., Houston, TX 77042) the night before Hurricane Ike hit. Someone was reportedly cooking on their balcony after the power went out. This caused a fire and subsequent explosion. One of the apartment buildings is completely leveled. The surrounding units only sustained minor damage. 4 people were reportedly taken to the hospital,no fatalities were reported. No local news station has reported on this fire and explosion. Just trying to get the news out there.
Source : http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-86598