UPDATED November 30 to include more recent information about the victims. Two people are dead and one remains hospitalized after a house explosion in Flint, MI. Emergency responders were called to the scene in 3900 block of Hogarth Avenue around 9:30 p.m.on November 22. When they arrived, they found three houses on fire and flaming debris everywhere. They rescued the people trapped inside.
One person sustained minor injuries. Two people were seriously injured and rushed to the hospital where one of them, a 55-year-old woman who lived next door to the house that exploded, died. The other person injured was David Brown who remains hospitalized in critical condition. He was inside the house that exploded and sustained burns to 70 percent of his body.
Fire crews searched the wreckage for a missing three-year-old child the morning after the blast using specialized equipment. They found the remains of NuVeah Lucas.
Consumers Energy, Michigan State Police and the Flint Police and Fire departments are collaborating on an investigation of the explosion. They have not yet named the source of the blast that caused structural damage to 17 buildings. Consumers Energy spokesman Brian Wheeler told local media that the company found no leaks in the service line to the property.
The neighborhood surrounding the explosion was evacuated last night and remained so today. The American Red Cross is working to find shelter for displaced residents.
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