HOUSTON (AP) --
Authorities say one person is missing following a large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston.
The blast was reported about 4:30 a.m. Friday. It heavily damaged nearby buildings and homes, left rubble scattered in the area and was felt miles away.
The Houston Fire Department says one person was taken to a hospital because of the blast. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo later said one person was unaccounted for.
A fire burned afterward at the site and people were told to avoid the area. Houston police blocked off streets in the area and checked on residents of nearby homes.