By Ken Molestina

HURST (CBSDFW.COM) – The Hurst police officer who was blown back by a house explosion as he walked up to it is recounting that terrifying day.

Officer Travis Hiser says he was responding to a call of a vehicle hitting a house in Hurst last Saturday.

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Once he arrived, he found the truck, and, as he walked up to the house, the home blew to pieces.

It turns out the truck hit and severed a gas line during the impact.

“I did feel a giant wave of heat push over my right side. I could see a lot of orange and flames before I shut my eyes,” said Officer Hiser.

Inside the home were a mother, father, and son. The mother was last listed in critical condition.

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The driver of the truck was not hurt and subsequently arrested for driving without a license.

Hiser was taken to a nearby hospital where he was quickly examined and miraculously suffered nothing more than just minor injuries.

“I had a headache that was pretty bad, and my ears were ringing,” he said.

Now he is just thankful to be alive, and convinced he had a guardian angel on his side that day.

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“Everyone who has watched the video and have heard about it have definitely said there were other forces at play that night,” said Hiser.