3 women killed in Texas gas explosion, fire, blaze at gas station

AUSTIN, Texas — Three women died in a Texas gas station explosion and a blaze in which two men died, authorities said Friday.

Authorities said a gas station attendant in the city of Frisco, Texas, opened fire Thursday night on a car parked outside the gas station.

The attendant had been working at the facility for the last three years, according to a statement from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Investigators said the man and a woman were inside the car and had a fight when they left.

A man who had been sitting inside the vehicle died, and a second woman died at the scene.

The fire and explosion occurred in the parking lot of the Gas Station Express on the city’s west side, police said.

It happened in the morning and was contained.

No one was hurt.

The station is operated by Chevron Corp. The cause of the fire is under investigation.