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South Haven explosion levels home, seriously injures two

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Posted at 7:49 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 11:16:18-04

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. — An explosion in South Haven Township leveled a home Tuesday evening, seriously injuring two people.

South Haven Area Emergency Services say the explosion happened on 2nd Avenue and could be heard from two miles away.

SHAES says the home was disintegrated in the explosion.

The home’s two occupants, a man and a woman, were rescued by neighbors before being transported to Bronson-South Hospital in serious condition, SHAES tells us.

Fire crews on scene said that the occupants are "lucky to be alive."

We’re told firefighters from multiple departments extinguished the resulting flames.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but South Haven’s fire chief says a gas leak may have started it.

The state fire marshal will continue the investigation on Wednesday.

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