Inkster, MI (May 3, 2023) – On May 2, police and firefighters were called to the scene of a major house explosion that took place in the Inkster area.
The explosion was reported at around 10:00 a.m. just outside of Dearborn Heights.
According to officials, a home located in the 26,000 block of Penn Street exploded during the morning hours for unknown reasons. Authorities rushed to the scene and located the home engulfed in flames.
Firefighters and police shut down Penn Street in the area of South Beach Daily Road as they worked to extinguish the fire.
One person in the home suffered severe injuries. The victim was rushed to an area hospital for emergency care.
A DTE Energy employee who was in the area of the explosion also suffered injuries. The crew member was transported to a local hospital. DTE Energy crews were working in the area prior to the explosion. However, the company has not confirmed whether or not they performed any services on the home that exploded.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the two people injured as a result of this explosion recover quickly.
Explosion Incidents in the United States
Hundreds of explosions are reported every year in the United States. Many of these explosions leave people with serious injuries that impact their lives forever. The types of injuries that victims are left with can be classified as primary, secondary, tertiary, or quaternary.
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