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Sources: House explodes on Lennon Street in Harper Woods

House explodes on Lennon Street near Harper Avenue

A house on Lennon Street in Harper Woods exploded around 10:45 a.m. Sept. 21, 2018. (WDIV)
A house on Lennon Street in Harper Woods exploded around 10:45 a.m. Sept. 21, 2018. (WDIV)

HARPER WOODS, Mich. – A house has exploded on Lennon Street in Harper Woods, sources told Local 4.

UPDATEPolice say house explosion caused by gas leak after thieves tried to steal furnace

The explosion happened at 10:45 a.m. Friday in the 20800 block of Lennon Street near Harper Avenue, east of I-94.

Sources said two people who were believed to have been inside the house are unaccounted for.

Neighbors have been evacuated, sources said.

A house in Harper Woods was destroyed in an explosion. (WDIV)
A house in Harper Woods was destroyed in an explosion. (WDIV)

Two nearby schools -- Poupard Elementary School and Charles A. Parcells Middle School -- have been told to shelter in place.

A man who lives next door is being taken to the hospital, Local 4 has learned. The severity of his injuries is unknown.

Residents blocks away told Local 4 they felt the blast from the explosion.

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A pile of debris is left after a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
A pile of debris is left after a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
A house exploded Friday on Lennon Street in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
A house exploded Friday on Lennon Street in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Neighbors were evacuated after a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Neighbors were evacuated after a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
A house explosion sent debris across the sidewalk in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
A house explosion sent debris across the sidewalk in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Several firefighters were called to the scene of a Harper Woods house explosion. (WDIV)
Several firefighters were called to the scene of a Harper Woods house explosion. (WDIV)
The aftermath of a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
The aftermath of a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Part of a house was blown into the nearby trees during an explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Part of a house was blown into the nearby trees during an explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Debris was scattered into neighboring properties during a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)
Debris was scattered into neighboring properties during a house explosion in Harper Woods. (WDIV)

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