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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Kim Hough has never seen first-hand how an explosion leveled a home in her neighborhood. She has never seen the way it badly damaged the houses adjacent to it.

But she knows just how significant the damage is. She knew from the moment the blast woke her Saturday morning, around 3:15 a.m.

"Whatever it was it was the loudest thing I've ever heard in my life," she said. "This morning felt like either something landed really hard near our home or there was a gang of gorillas just getting ready to beat our door down."

It turned out to be an explosion, one Oklahoma Natural Gas is still investigating.  It sent three people to the hospital with injuries, including a man who was sleeping inside the home. The fire department says the blast propelled him out of the now-devastated structure.

See a photo gallery of the destruction the explosion left behind.

A couple blocks away, Hough went outside to find housing insulation sitting on her car and the roof of her home.

"We're a street, two streets away and things are falling on our cars so we knew it had to be a pretty huge impact," said Hough, who works in KFOR's sales department. "It's a little bit surreal like, did that just really happen. I think I'm just blown away that something like that would happen in our little neighborhood, a quiet calm place and it makes me sad that one of my own is hurting."

The fire department tells NewsChannel 4 people as far away as Yukon and Warr Acres felt or heard the blast.

There is some structural damage in Hough's home too, but she says it's nothing compared to others are facing right now.  She's praying for her neighbors.

"By the grace of God, we're all safe," she said, "and we're all good."