Redford Township police: Butane used for marijuana production likely caused house explosion

3 people suffer life-threatening injuries

REDFORD, Mich. – Redford Township police believe a house explosion which seriously injured three people Wednesday night 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. 

Three people suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. They are being treated at a hospital. Their conditions are not known at this time. 

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