There has still been no word on what caused the home on the 4600 block of Gertie, near Everhart and Alameda, to explode Monday afternoon.
The director of the City of Corpus Christi's Gas Department said, based on their initial findings, it was not caused by a gas leak. City employees measured the level of natural gas in and around the home and found nothing unusual.
They were also able to determine that the gas supply contained enough odorant so that, if there were a leak, the homeowner would have been able to smell it.
Police said the woman living there lit a cigarette right before the house exploded. She is expected to be okay, but has severe burns to 17-percent of her body.
In the meantime, Vector Control was called out to the home to take care of a bee hive containing about 3,000 bees. Those bees attacked a neighbor's dog early Tuesday.
"If you are allergic, a couple of bees can kill you," Vector Control Officer Reynaldo DeLeon said. "If you are not, that many bees can put you in pain, or kill an animal, depending on how many times you got stung."
DeLeon said the bees are considered European Honey Bees, and are not Africanized.
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