Photos: Deadly blast flattens home in Royal Oak, damages homes - Fox 2 News Headlines

Photos: Deadly blast flattens home in Royal Oak, damages 35 homes

Posted: Updated:
  • Photos: Deadly blast flattens home in Royal Oak, damages 35 homesMore>>

  • 1 dead after explosion flattens house in Royal Oak

    1 dead after explosion flattens house in Royal Oak

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 11:09 PM EST2013-02-28 04:09:56 GMT
    A deadly house explosion rocked Royal Oak and several surrounding communities Wednesday evening.  We've learned a 58-year-old man was killed in the blast.
    A deadly house explosion rocked Royal Oak and several surrounding communities Wednesday evening.  We've learned a 58-year-old man was killed in the blast.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

A man was killed Wednesday when a home in Royal Oak exploded, shaking and damaging other homes in the neighborhood, officials said.

Scroll through photos in the gallery above.

The blast leveled the home on Cooper Ave., just east of Woodward Ave., around 5 p.m.

Officials say a 58-year-old man was inside at the time of the explosion. The Oakland County medical examiner's office has not released his name.

Consumers Energy officials say the cause of the blast is still under investigation. They say around 35 homes, and several nearby businesses, were damaged in the blast.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE: VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    WATCH LIVE: VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:06:45 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices