At least four people were killed in a house explosion in Michigan on Saturday.
A house explosion in Michigan on Saturday killed four people and injured two others, officials told CNN.
“It exploded like a bomb. I don’t know how to explain it,” an anonymous neighbor who was nearby at the time told CNN affiliate WDIV. “It was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen.”
The explosion that destroyed the house occurred around 3:50 p.m. Saturday in Washtenaw County, about 10 miles north of Ann Arbor.
Northfield Township Police Lt. David Powell told WDIV.
“When police and fire personnel arrived, they found the single-family home completely destroyed and approximately two acres of the property reduced to a field of debris,” Powell said in a statement Sunday.
First responders were told there were six occupants in the home at the time of the explosion. Three people were found dead at the scene, and the remaining three were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. One of the three people taken to the hospital died from injuries sustained in the explosion, the statement said.
Police said the cause of the explosion was under investigation and could take several days.
“It sounded like I was remembering the war,” Scott McMillian, who lives about a mile away, told CNN affiliate WXYZ. “It was very loud.”
This story has been updated with additional information.