WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. – Officials have determined that the fatal explosion at a Whitmore Lake house on Thursday was caused by a “fuel-air explosion.” The explosion resulted in the death of 47-year-old homeowner, John Wolfgang, and injured one other person.
According to fire officials, the explosion occurred during a propane tank refill at the residence. Investigators believe that a buildup of propane gas in a confined space led to the explosion, in what they referred to as a “fuel-air explosion.”
The force of the explosion destroyed the house and damaged nearby properties, leaving debris scattered across the area. In addition to the fatality and injuries, several pets were also reported missing.
Community members have come together to support the affected families and help with the search efforts for the missing pets. The incident has left the community in shock and mourning the loss of a neighbor.
The investigation into the explosion is ongoing, with authorities working to determine the exact cause and prevent similar incidents in the future. The incident serves as a tragic reminder of the potential dangers associated with handling and storing propane gas.
The explosion at the Whitmore Lake house was caused by a “fuel-air explosion,” resulting in one fatality and injuries to another person. The incident has prompted an ongoing investigation into the exact cause and raised awareness about the potential dangers of propane gas.