Fundraiser set up for 2 victims of Warren condo explosion

Several neighboring homes damaged in Warren condo explosion

Fire crews respond to reported house explosion in Warren on July 4, 2021. (WDIV)

WARREN, Mich. – A fundraiser has been established for two people whose home was destroyed when a condo exploded earlier this month in Warren.

Family members have set up a Gofundme fundraiser for two Warren residents whose condo was destroyed in an explosion on July 4 at the Villa Pointe condominium complex near Schoenherr and Martin roads.

According to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, a caregiver named Tony and his patient Sue, who lived together at the complex, lost everything in the explosion. Family members say the pair even lost their cell phones.

A fundraiser has been established to help residents Tony and Sue to “rebuild their lives and have the basic essentials,” family said. Click here to visit the Gofundme page.

Officials say a registry has also been set up with home goods store Bed Bath & Beyond to help them replenish their lost items. Click here to visit the Bed Bath & Beyond registry.

Earlier this month, one person was killed and several homes were damaged after a double condo suddenly exploded. The man living in the condo that exploded was found dead in the basement of the home by authorities.

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Investigators did not say what the cause of the explosion was; however, multiple neighbors said they could smell the odor of natural gas before the explosion.

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