Crews respond to house explosion in Birmingham

Gas leak investigated as likely cause

Scene of house explosion in Birmingham on May 25, 2020. (WDIV)

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Emergency crews responded to a house explosion in Birmingham on Monday morning.

The house, in the 1300 block of Chapin Avenue near Woodward Avenue, had visible damage to both the side and front brick.

UPDATE: Birmingham fire chief: Appliance gas leak caused house explosion

The explosion happened around 9:45 a.m. on Monday. Police said the explosion happened after a resident turned on a light switch. Police said the explosion is being investigated as a possible gas leak.

The woman inside the house has minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Consumers Energy was on the scene and reported no gas leaks outside the home.

Check back for updates.

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