WATCH: Houston explosion caught on home surveillance video

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HOUSTON (AP/WBTW) — A large explosion at an apparent industrial building in Houston early Friday was felt miles awa, left rubble scattered in the area and damaged nearby homes.

The Houston Fire Department said one person was taken to a hospital because of the blast.

Screenshot of video from Joey Charpentier, who on January 24, 2020, shared video to Twitter of an explosion in Houston, Texas from a camera mounted on a window.

The explosion shook other buildings about 4:30 a.m., with reports on Twitter of a boom felt across the city. A fire burned following the explosion smoke was seen hanging over the area.

The explosion appeared to be centered on an industrial building and some nearby homes were damaged.

Houston police tweeted that they were responding and officers were blocking off streets in the area.

Joey Charpentier shared video of the explosion from a home surveillance camera mounted on a window to Twitter on Friday morning.

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