Kalamazoo garage explodes and damages house

Posted at 8:21 PM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 20:53:24-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A man escaped injury “miraculously” when a garage exploded Friday night in Kalamazoo, destroying the garage and damaging an adjacent house.

At 7 p.m. Friday, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to reports of an explosion at a residence in the 600 block of Pleasant Avenue. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a garage destroyed and the nearby house also damaged by an explosion.

A Kalamazoo DPS officer told FOX 17 NEWS that nobody was injured “miraculously.”

“There was a man working in a doorway at the time who wasn’t hurt somehow,” he said. “It could have been much, much worse.”

He said the blast did not involve a natural gas explosion. Officers are now at the scene trying to find a cause for the incident.

“They still don’t know what caused it,” the officer told FOX 17 NEWS.