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The bodies of three people were found in a rural area of Red River County, Texas, a day after they were killed in a home explosion.

The tragedy occurred Saturday night in Johntown, a small town of about 1,000 people located approximately 120 miles northeast of Dallas.

The names of the deceased have not been released, and the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

North Texas home explosion:
Three bodies found Sunday

The Red River County Sheriff’s Office in Clarksville said deputies were dispatched at about 1:35 p.m. Sunday to a house on a private road in Johntown. A 911 call had been made reporting that there had been an explosion at a house that might have had three people inside.

The explosion apparently occurred at about 7 p.m. Saturday, but first-responders were first notified Sunday after a family member went to the home to check on a loved one they said they had not been able to reach.

North Texas home explosion:
Numerous agencies responded

Responding agencies also included fire departments from Bogata, Talco, Paris and Longview, the Bogata police department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the State Fire Marshal, and the Texas Highway Department.

North Texas home explosion kills three

The bodies of three people were found a day after they were killed in a North Texas home explosion Saturday night in Johntown, about 120 miles from Dallas.

Pagosa Springs explosion:
Female victim identified

From the Pagosa Springs Sun: The female victim in Friday night’s explosion and structure fire in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, was identified as Electra Churchill, 45, of Shreveport, Louisiana.

“It was a terrible tragedy,” Archuleta County coroner Brandon Bishop said when making the announcement.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Pagosa Springs explosion:
Aspen Village rocked by blast

Deputies for the Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) reportedly heard the explosion at 7:12 p.m. Friday, undersheriff Derek Woodman stated in a Facebook post. The deputies estimated the incident’s location to be in the Aspen Village subdivision.

At approximately the same time, 911 dispatchers began receiving calls reporting the explosion. In the Facebook post, Woodman stated that one call came from a man who claimed to have been inside the home. That man indicated he was one of two people inside at the time.

Pagosa Springs explosion:
Man in critical condition

The first deputy to arrive at 994 Cool Pines Drive found Fred Phillips, 72, also of Shreveport, outside the perimeter of the structure. Phillips was suffering from severe burns and other trauma, but he was conscious and he reportedly told the deputy that a woman was in the house.

Phillips was taken to Pagosa Mountain Hospital before being transported by Flight For Life to Denver. He was last known to be in critical condition.

Shreveport’s KTBS 3 TV news reported that Phillips is president and CEO of Phillips Energy, Inc., with more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Pagosa Springs explosion:
Woman found Saturday

Firefighters found Churchill’s body shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the help of a cadaver dog. It took almost an hour to recover Churchill’s body, however, because the weakened condition of the structure prevented rescue workers from safely doing so, Woodman indicated.

“The debris field of the structure is very extensive and had hot spots of active fire throughout the night,” Woodman’s Facebook post stated. “Pagosa Springs Fire District had crews on scene all night.”

Pagosa Springs explosion:
Fire threatened neighborhood

The home, which is owned by Phillips, is located about 2 miles west of Pagosa Springs in unincorporated Archuleta County. A fire department spokesperson stated that neighboring homes initially were threatened by the fire.

The cause of the explosion remains unknown, and the ACSO has requested that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation aid in the investigation.

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