DETROIT (WWJ) — One person is dead after an explosion this evening at a marijuana grow house on Detroit’s east side.
Detroit Fire Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell said crews originally responded a little after 9 p.m. and didn’t find evidence of an explosion, but upon further investigation they found that one man had died at the building in the 1000 block of Morang.
“When we got there, there was no fire damage and our (crews) search the building,” Fornell said. “A civilian led us to the rear where we found a deceased male who appeared to be a victim of an explosion. Again, we had no fire and minimal damage.”
Once the Detroit Fire Department crews found the dead man, they turned the investigation over to the Detroit Police, Farnell said. The Detroit Police are now in charge of this investigation.
Fornell said the Detroit Police’s bomb squad is on the scene currently investigating what caused the explosion. The preliminary investigation revealed that the facility housed several pressurized tanks, which appear to have exploded and caused the fatality.
There is no information on the deceased man at this time. The body will be turned over to the medical examiner to determine the official cause of death.
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