House explodes, shaking Battle Creek neighborhood

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-04 13:15:26-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A home in Battle Creek exploded and caught fire Saturday evening, shaking the homes of nearby residents.

The Battle Creek Fire Department was dispatched to a home on Lamora Ave. around 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening.  Neighbors reported hearing a large explosion shortly before the fire engulfed the home.

The home was unoccupied at the time and nobody in the nearby area sustained any injuries. Though the surrounding structures did sustain minimal damage due to the explosion, the quick response time of the Fire Department stopped the potential for the fire to spread to other homes.

The picture featured above was sent in by a viewer who said the explosion “shook their windows from blocks away”.