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Explosion rocks building in downtown Houston, Texas – local media (VIDEO)

Explosion rocks building in downtown Houston, Texas – local media (VIDEO)

An explosion has occurred at a building in downtown Houston, according to local media. Footage from the scene shows a blaze raging from the windows of the premises.

The incident has occurred at offices belonging to Lone Star Legal Aid on Fannin Street, according to ABC 13.

A photo posted on social media shows a fire truck battling the blaze.

One firefighter was injured while hosing down the blaze, KPRC reporter Haley Hernandez tweeted, adding that he had been taken to a nearby hospital. 

Hernandez said the building is next to a daycare center.

The fire has reportedly been extinguished, a senior executive producer for local news outlet KPRC 2 tweeted. 

Lone Star Legal Aid tweeted hours before the fire that its Houston office would be closed on Monday, due to Tropical Storm Harvey. 

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