Texas National Guard soldiers arrive in Houston, Texas to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey. (Photos by Lt. Zachary West , 100th MPAD)
Amid the flooding in Houston brought on by Hurricane Harvey, there are now reports and video of an explosion in downtown Houston. A local ABC affiliate is running the story.
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Eyewitness video from Eliud Balderas shows a raging fire shooting from the windows of the Lone Star Legal Aid offices.
There is no word yet on how the fire began.
A thick cloud of smoke can be seen rising in downtown at the site of the fire.
Balderas said he was in his apartment when he heard the explosion, and began filming with his smartphone.
We’ll report any updates on the story as they come in.