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1 killed in Redford Township home explosion

One person has died after a home in Redford Township exploded Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.
One person has died after a home in Redford Township exploded Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich – One person who was injured in a home explosion Wednesday in Redford Township has died, police said.

A 19-year-old Wixom resident died at an area hospital. A 26-year-old Redford resident and a 27-year-old Wixom resident are in critical condition, police said.

Police believe the house explosion on Woodworth Street may have been related to marijuana production in the home.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed butane was being used in the processing of marijuana at the home.

The explosion happened about 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officials ruled out a utility-related issue, such as a natural gas leak.

Watch a previous report about the explosion below.

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