Propane leak blamed for deadly home explosion
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:00:00 GMT —
here are new developments tonight in the investigation of a home explosion that rattled a northern
he deadly blast happened
Monday morning on Drummond Island.
t was raining shingles and chunks of plywood
," Thomas Ellis, Drummond Island safety officer said.
his neighborhood became an unusually dangerous scene after this home exploded around
nine in the morning.
he blast shook the island
and few knew what was going on.
verybody assumed it was a quarry blast until a lot of people realize the blasting crew isn't back yet
," Ellis explained.
ut they soon realized something was wrong.
could see a large cloud of black smoke coming from the island
," Trooper Patrick Baldwin, Michigan State Police investigator said.
irst responders rushed to the home and found the area on fire
and heard a hiss coming from the propane tank.
hich makes investigators believe that was the main reason the home exploded.
They think propane might have leaked into the basement and was ignited by a pilot light.
Investigators are now looking for where the explosion happened in the house and they are doing an autopsy to identify the body.