VIDEO: Firefighters on scene of house explosion on Detroit's east side

House completely destroyed by explosion

Firefighters say there were people living inside the home up until a couple days ago, but are unsure if they're buried inside the rubble

DETROIT – Firefighters are on the scene of a house explosion on Detroit's east side.

Fire officials were called at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday to a house on the corner of Linville Avenue and Haverhill Street.

You can see aerial footage in the video below.

When firefighters arrived, the house was completely engulfed in flames, officials said.

The home is vacant, according to authorities.

DTE Energy officials said they found no evidence of a gas leak at the house. Foul play is not suspected.

"DTE has concluded our investigation and testing on all of our natural gas equipment with the Detroit Fire Department, and all tests have come back normal," DTE Energy said in a statement. "Zero gas leaks were found on our equipment or within the surrounding area. Prior to the incident, we received zero calls/reports of gas leaks in the neighborhood. The local authorities and ATF are continuing their investigation."

The house was completely destroyed. Both houses on either side were damaged. One house was occupied by a woman and a dog, and the other was occupied by a woman and a baby, officials said.

One woman was inside a next-door home, police said. She is not injured.

One firefighter sustained a knee injury, police said.

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