Officials say it’s possible that pressure had built up inside the drum, causing it to explode.
No injuries were reported following the Friday morning explosion at Giltner Hall in East Lansing.
Authorities say a damaged gas line on a bridge reconstruction project has sparked a large fire and closed stretches of a road and freeway in Flint.
Officials on the scene say tensions remain high because another explosion could happen at any moment.
It set off a blast at the commercial laundry service on Hoover near Stephens that caused $1 million in damages to nearby homes.
Motorists were urged to avoid the area of West Fort Street, between Washington and Cass.
“We wanna know what happened…How did that happen?”
Authorities have identified the woman killed in a vehicle explosion on a metro Detroit freeway as a 23-year-old expecting mother.
A woman died Tuesday afternoon when her car exploded following a three-vehicle crash on M-10.
Authorities in Lapeer have identified a 34-year-old man who died in an explosion at a machine shop that also injured three other people.