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VIDEOS: Explosion in Houston was so big it showed up on weather radar, meteorologist says

Houston Fire Department. (Derek Key/Flickr)

An early morning explosion that rocked a Texas city was so big it appeared on weather radar, officials say.

The blast shook northwest Houston at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, KHOU reports.

Police say a building exploded, leaving behind broken glass and damage to homes, according to KTRK.

A doorbell camera caught the dramatic moment a bright flash burst through the night sky, according to video posted to Twitter.

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The Houston Fire Department says one person was taken from the area of the explosion to a nearby hospital. Officials confirmed at least one other injury to KTRK.

The explosion started in a tank of flammable gas at Watson Grinding & Manufacturing, the station reports.

The boom was felt miles away, and it even showed up on weather radar, according to a Twitter post from meteorologist Mike Iscovitz with KRIV.

Radar video from Jeff Lindner of the Harris County Flood Control District confirms the surge in activity around the time of the explosion.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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