Detroit, MI – One man is unaccounted for and two others are injured following a house explosion in Detroit early Friday morning, according to Detroit Fire officials.
Around 4 a.m., Detroit police, fire and EMS crews responded to the 680 block of Archdale on a report of possible shots fired and house explosion with a person possibly trapped inside.
Earlier, fire officials told 7 Action News that the man was deceased, but it is now unclear if he survived the blast and managed to get away. Detroit police say crews were unable to find the man’s body at the scene.
7 Action News reporter Syma Chowdhry learned there were at least four people inside the home when it exploded, and two were pulled out of the debris by firefighters.
A 46-year-old woman is in critical condition suffering from burns.
The cause of the fire was a gas leak.
Police say the woman told firefighters the house blew up right after she lit up a crack pipe.
A 65-year-old man has been pronounced dead at the scene.
The explosion caused the home to fully collapse.
The 46-year-old and 42-year-old were taken to the hospital. One is currently in surgery, and the other person is still recovering from minor injuries, according to police.
Some neighbors told Chowdhry they heard gunshots around the same time. Detroit police are investigating that claim.