Watch a North Texas home explode as a police officer nears crash scene

A Hurst Police Department officer's dashcam video of a house exploding as he nears it after Arnulfo Castro's SUV's brakes failed and he severed a gas line is just astonishing.



“I just remember a big heat wave and something kind of pushing me from the side,” Officer Travis Hiser told FOX4. “There was shrapnel coming out of the house. The roof explodes, insulation was coming out. Things were coming out on fire.”

Three members of the family who were inside the home at the time were hurt, and an officer who helped rescue them was treated for minor injuries.

"Great work by Officer Hiser, Corporal Tooker and the rest of the team who assisted at this incident," police said in a Facebook post. "We are incredibly thankful that the victims are stable and expected to recover."

40-year-old Castro was later arrested and charged driving without a license.

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