T here are new developments tonight in the investigation of a home explosion that rattled a northern Michigan community.
T he deadly blast happened Monday morning on Drummond Island.
"I t was raining shingles and chunks of plywood ," Thomas Ellis, Drummond Island safety officer said.
T his neighborhood became an unusually dangerous scene after this home exploded around nine in the morning.
T he blast shook the island and few knew what was going on.
"E verybody assumed it was a quarry blast until a lot of people realize the blasting crew isn't back yet ," Ellis explained.
B ut they soon realized something was wrong.
"I could see a large cloud of black smoke coming from the island ," Trooper Patrick Baldwin, Michigan State Police investigator said.
F irst responders rushed to the home and found the area on fire and heard a hiss coming from the propane tank.
W 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.