Explosion in Vidor

Explosion in Vidor

An explosion in Vidor had residents there questioning what happened on Wednesday night, July 31.

According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched in response to a call reporting a possible explosion in the 1000 block of Pine Cove in Vidor. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies spoke to the caller who advised that he was inside his residence when he heard a loud boom outside. The caller told deputies he then went outside and noticed a hole in his yard on the east side of his property, which had apparently been caused by some type of explosive device. The man reported his windshield was also cracked as a result of the explosion. No one was injured as a result of the blast.

Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows said that the sheriff’s office is investigating the incident, but his department has received “several calls” in regards to the loud boom, which he said could be heard up to three-quarters of a mile from the center of the detonation, according to callers' reports.

Investigators determined that the explosion had been caused by a “sparkler” bomb. Pieces of the device were reportedly located near the hole in the yard.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. Investigators with OCSO ask that anyone with information that could help locate the suspects responsible for this incident contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 883-2612.