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Mead woman saves neighbors after home explosion

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Three people were injured Monday morning when an explosion leveled their home in Mead, Oklahoma. (KTEN) Three people were injured Monday morning when an explosion leveled their home in Mead, Oklahoma. (KTEN)
Sasha Webb, right, pulled two neighbors from the fiery rubble of their home. (KTEN) Sasha Webb, right, pulled two neighbors from the fiery rubble of their home. (KTEN)
A propane tank appears to be undamaged at the site of the Mead explosion. (KTEN) A propane tank appears to be undamaged at the site of the Mead explosion. (KTEN)
Three people were injured Monday morning when an explosion leveled their home in Mead, Oklahoma. (KTEN) Three people were injured Monday morning when an explosion leveled their home in Mead, Oklahoma. (KTEN)

MEAD, Okla. -- Three people were injured Monday morning when a house exploded in this small community about seven miles west of Durant.

The residence on North Ranchette Road was leveled in a blast that Bryan County deputies tentatively blame on propane gas being ignited.

An elderly couple and their daughter were inside the home.

Neighbor Sasha Webb said the force of the explosion shook her house and knocked everything off the walls.

"It sounded like a wreck had happened on my front porch. And so that's what I was kind of expecting to find," she said. 

Webb looked outside and saw the house next door engulfed in flames.

"I put on my shoes and I ran over there," she recalled. "The little old lady was sitting on the edge of her bed saying she didn't know what happened. And her husband was in the bed, but underneath the roof... it was on top of him."

Webb then acted on instinct to save her neighbors.

"I got her out of the house, and he kept telling me, 'Honey, I can't move... I can't move.' And then whenever the fire got too close, I just started pulling... I pulled him out," Webb said.

The couple's daughter was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of burns to her arms. The man and woman were treated for cuts and bruises, but are expected to recover. The names and conditions of the victims were not available.

The official cause of the fire remains under investigation, but West Bryan County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brandon Hall offered an urgent warning to homeowners.

"We're coming into the winter," he said. "If you have propane heaters, have them inspected. Just try to be proactive on it. That's the only thing that I can do, and hope that people do."

Sasha Webb said she doesn't consider herself to be a hero.

"I like to think they would have done it for me if possible, if it had been my house," she said. "I'm just a person. I'm just a neighbor. Call me a good neighbor. A good neighbor is what I want to be called."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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