Viewing held for siblings killed at graduation bonfire explosion

Viewing for Savannah, Christopher Blewett at Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home in Romeo


ROMEO, Mich. – Viewing for the brother and sister killed after a tragic graduation party explosion on Saturday will be held at a funeral home in Romeo.

Savannah Blewett, age 18, and her 27-year-old brother, Christopher will be laid out on Thursday at the Blewett Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home on 32 Mile Road.

The siblings were killed when a two-story bonfire exploded during Savannah's high school graduation party held at her brother's house.


Witnesses told police that Christopher poured gasoline onto the fire before his sister lit it, causing an explosion that killed the pair and injured three others.

The force of the explosion sent wood flying 100 yards and blew out the windows to the home.

An autopsies found that brother and sister both died from blunt force trauma.

The funeral home is located across from the Romeo Cemetery.

Visitation is 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.