Franks Furniture Store

An aerial view of the house that exploded on Cooper Street in Royal Oak. (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Consumers Energy Agrees To Pay After Deadly Blasts

One of Michigan’s largest utilities has agreed to pay $1 million after a natural gas line exploded, killing a Royal Oak man.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2013

This wreath adorns the chain link fence at the front of the site where Frank's Furniture Store once stood. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Victims Remembered On Anniversary Of Frank’s Furniture Store Explosion

Thursday, Dec. 29 marks a sad anniversary in the City of Wayne, where one year ago a massive explosion killed two people and severely injured the owner of Frank’s Furniture Store.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/29/2011

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Franks Furniture Store Owner Released From Hospital

Nearly two months after he was critically injured in the explosion at his furniture store a Wayne man was released from the hospital Monday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2011

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Consumers Energy Sued Over Furniture Store Explosion

The utility is being sued by the families of two people who were killed when Frank’s Furniture Store exploded in December.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2011

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Fundraiser For Wayne Store Explosion Victims

A special fundraiser is being held Thursday evening for family members of the victims of the William C. Franks Furniture Store explosion in Wayne. Two employees were killed and the owner was critically injured. John […]


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Cleaning Up After Furniture Store Explosion

Wayne Road reopens two days after explosion at Franks Furniture Store. Amazing photos taken just minutes after the explosion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/31/2010