We were receiving reports from our listeners in Copperas Cove about a loud boom that was heard in a residential neighborhood and now we know what happened.

According to our news partners at News 10, firefighters from Copperas Cove, Killeen and Fort Hood were called to the 600 block of Judy Lane just before Noon on Tuesday after receiving reports of a loud explosion and fire that consumed the entire home.

First responders found the injured resident on the scene and took him to Scott & White Hospital in Temple for treatment.

Nearby homes were forced to evacuate for a short time due to the explosion and fire but residents have now been allowed to return to their homes safely.

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