UPDATE: Cause determined in December mobile home explosion at Birch Grove
MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The cause of a December mobile home explosion at Birch Grove Mobile Home Community in Marquette has been determined.
According to the Marquette City Fire Department, the explosion and fire that happened on Pioneer Road just after 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 29 was caused by a natural gas leak from an unidentified appliance.
The fire happened at lot number 60 at the mobile home community. When police arrived on scene, they had discovered a trailer had exploded and was fully engulfed in flames. It had also started a fire at a vacant neighboring trailer, which firefighters distinguished.
The resident of the trailer which exploded received only minor injuries. All displaced residents were put up at the Ramada Inn with the help of Pigs-N-Heat fund.
Last published: Dec 30, 2022 5:06:34 AM
The occupant of a home explosion at Birch Grove Mobile Home Community received treatment for minor injuries at the scene.
According to the Marquette City Fire Department, they responded to lot number 60 on Pioneer Road shortly after 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. When police arrived, they discovered a trailer had exploded and was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters also extinguished a fire that had started at a vacant neighboring trailer due to the blast.
Several other trailers also received damage. The fire was fully extinguished within an hour, and the cause is now under investigation. All displaced residents were put up at the Ramada Inn with the help of Pigs-N-Heat fund.
We will continue to update this story as details are released.
The Marquette City Police Department and the Marquette City Fire Department are on scene of a fire at Birch Grove Mobile Home Community after a mobile home exploded.
According to a witness on scene, the impact of the explosion was so large, it blew out at least one window at a neighboring home.
TV6 spoke with the homeowner at the scene. He said that he was sleeping when he woke up and saw his house on fire. The homeowner said that it was just him in the home and there were no fatalities.
It is unknown if anyone else was injured in the explosion. UP Health System EMS was on the scene.
TV6 has a reporter on scene and will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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