House on Detroit's west side explodes

House destroyed, 2 others burned on Faust Avenue

DETROIT - A house in Detroit has been destroyed and two other homes burned following an explosion on the city's west side.

Video from the scene on Faust Avenue Wednesday morning showed the charred remains of one home and flames on the others.

SLIDESHOW: Detroit house explosion on Faust Street

No injuries were reported but debris was scattered around the homes and into the street.

Cheryl Chapman, the owner of the home that exploded, said she and her daughter left the house at 7:30 a.m. The explosion happened at about 10 a.m.

She had to be treated by medics after being overcome by emotion upon returning to find her house burned to the ground.

DTE Energy said it has investigated and found nothing wrong with the area gas line or equipment outside of the house.

Mitch Williams lives next to the house that exploded and said he immediately called 911 when he heard a boom.

"I got outside and I go to the back and I could still see that it hadn't touched my house yet," he said. "I called 911 again, a second time, and they said they were on their way."

By the time firefighters arrived, Williams' home had caught fire.

He and his two sons spent the morning taking shelter in their car as they watched the scene unfold.

"All our property, everything, is destroyed and I'm sure the house next to it as well," he said.

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