THETFORD TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say two people are dead and one is injured after an explosion and fire at a home in Genesee County following a report of a natural gas leak.
Dave and Sue Miller died after the blast, which happened Tuesday afternoon at a home in Thetford Township. Another person in the home was injured in the explosion.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Theaters & Politics
Clio Area Fire Chief Gary Domerese told Mlive.com the homeowner was digging with a backhoe nearby and hit a gas line. The home, located about 65 miles northwest of Detroit, had been undergoing renovation.READ MORE: CDC: New Listeria Outbreak Tied To 23 Illnesses, 1 Death
Domerese said authorities are investigating what led the gas to explode. He said the homeowner reported the leak to Consumers Energy and a technician came to the home, but the home exploded as the technician went to a truck to get tools and call for other workers.MORE NEWS: Red Wings Hire Lightning Assistant Derek Lalonde As Coach
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