59-year-old woman killed in explosion that destroyed half of Southgate house

Half of home completely destroyed by explosion

By Derick Hutchinson, Jason Colthorp - Anchor/Reporter

SOUTHGATE, Mich. - A 59-year-old woman was killed Thursday in an explosion that destroyed half of her home in Southgate, officials said.

The house is on Cunningham Street off of Fort Street, according to authorities.

Aerial video shows firefighters at the home. The rear half of the house was completely destroyed in the explosion.

Nobody else was inside the home, officials said.

The side of the next-door neighbor's home was also damaged.

The next-door neighbor's home was damaged during a deadly house explosion in Southgate on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)

There were oxygen tanks inside the house, but no official reason for the explosion has been determined, officials said.

Here is aerial video of the scene:

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A house destroyed in a deadly explosion in Southgate on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)

A Southgate house was destroyed in an explosion on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)

Firefighters on the scene of a deadly house explosion in Southgate on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)

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