Charred remains are all that's left of Lewis and Kathryn Haag's RV after a propane tank exploded catching the RV on fire.
Recreational Vehicle Explodes, 2 Badly Injured, LIVINGSTON, July 25, 2013 - At approximately 11:10 pm on July 24, 2013, a loud explosion was heard from a residence off Happy Street (a short distance from FM-3126 and Longhorn Drive). Lewis and Kathryn Haag were in their RV when they knew that they smelled propane. Lewis allegedly told his wife, Kathryn, that he was going to shut off the propane. Haag crawled under the RV to shut off the propane when the RV exploded. Neighbors down the road said the explosion shook their house. Lewis and Kathryn Haag were able to get out of the burning RV and escaped with burns all over their bodies. Lewis ran outside and began screaming for help. Neighbors heard the cries for help and called 911. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with volunteer fire departments from Scenic Loop and Livingston. Deputy Adam Norris and Sergeant David Ramsey (both with the Polk County Sheriff's Office) were dispatched to investigate. Lewis and Kathryn Haag were treated at the scene and transported to nearby Livingston Municipal airport where 2 PHi Air Medical Helicopters landed. The Haags were flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston. Fire from the RV torched the Haag's car, a storage shed, a riding lawn mower and nearly caught a mobile home on fire that was just feet away from the RV where they were living. Firemen doused the flames and no other injuries were reported. It is not known to PolkCountyToday.com whether or not the Haag's had insurance on their RV.