Many people were injured after a house on Detroit’s west side blasted into pieces on Saturday night. According to sources, six people are hospitalized because of the injury caused by the fire.
According to sources, the explosion occurred at around 7:20 pm on the 14400 blocks of Evergreen near Lyndon Street. The six people carried to Detroit Receiving Hospital with second and third-degree burns. Two victims also sustained from smoke breathing.
Sources reported the residents in the house are in their 20s and 30s. Also, a dog was pulled out of the damaged house and is unharmed.
The Detroit Fire Department said that they think the incident was a gas explosion. DTE Energy turned off the gas lines after the blast and is investigating the cause of the blast.
The fire department is also investigating the case.
Detroit has witnessed two house explosions, including this one, within the last five months. In August, a house on the city’s east side ran up in smoke. No one was in the home at the time, as the renter of the property was recently evicted. The Detroit Fire Department later found that the cause of the fire was a natural gas leak.
As of Saturday night explosion, the exact cause of the fire is not clear as the investigation of the case is ongoing.