Injuries reported in explosion in Michigan
December 29th, 2010
10:56 AM ET

Injuries reported in explosion in Michigan

Police are investigating an explosion in a building in Wayne, Michigan, a western suburb of Detroit, authorities said.

A city official said a gas explosion had occurred at a downtown furniture store, resulting in injuries and damage.

CNN affiliate WDIV reported that several people remained trapped inside the store.

Another CNN affiliate, WXYZ, reported the explosion at the William C. Franks Furniture store could be heard two miles away.

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  1. Diane

    Garden spot of the world no less..... Gee

    December 29, 2010 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Yeah because that's what matters when peoples lives may be endangered, whether or not it's a "garden spot."

      December 29, 2010 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      I bet she is the same type if idiot that would kill a person to save a puppy and call herself right.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete the Drunk

      Nothing like crapping all over someone when they're down and out. In fact, it's quite easy. Isn't it?

      December 29, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      So, it is your considered opinion that the location on the map contributed to a natural gas leak and explosion?
      I'll buy that, it DOES get a lot cold up that way.
      And ANY PLACE that uses natural gas can have a leak. Here in Pennsylvania, we've had a few over the years.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  2. cs_guy

    Praying for no life threatening injuries to emergency personell or victims.

    December 29, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      I'll agree with that sentiment completely. Natural gas explosions are potentially deadly.
      Had a few over the years in this area, in one, a gas works worker lost a leg.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ttcghzh

    That's sad!

    December 29, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Anthony


    December 29, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Master_Kush

    Sheesh, capitalists....

    December 29, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. stogie

    Luckily there is a fire station a few blocks from the there. I'm sure a timely response was critical in an explosion/collapse like this.

    December 29, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. aces and eights

    Another property sold to the insurance company! Guess the building wouldn't burn...

    December 29, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Char

    all the libtards using childish comments just shows the mentality were all up against

    December 29, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • AnOldGuy2

      Why do you assume the comments (good or bad) are politically motivated????
      Makes me wonder what YOUR agenda might be. This is a serious event for those involved. Nothing in the short-but-sweet article indicated party affiliation. What in the WORLD are you smokin'??

      December 29, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • sleepytime

      Huh? Talk about projecting.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete the Drunk

      "Char". Starts with a "c" – ends with a "t".

      December 29, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • ha

      Char you are a retard. Even for a rightard. Severely stupid. In fact to call u retarded is insulting to the mentally challenged, who have no control over their mental capabilities. You sir, are an idiot, imbecile, moron, a waste of life whose continued existence is an abhorrence. If not shot, you should be sterilized and silenced. Perhaps by removal of tongue and fingers.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ron

    While Wayne is a suburb of Detroit it is a very clean safe, bedroom community where people look out for each other and you can leave your doors unlocked.
    To Diane who made the comment "Garden spot of the world no less..... Gee". Don't let your ignorance get in the way of your comments.

    December 29, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  10. Robert

    Wonder if this was a trial at bombmaking? I hate to presume, but I know Detroit has a large Middle Eastern community, and last few weeks in Europe a couple of sleeper cells were arrested (Holland and England)

    December 29, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jipf

      THen don't was a natural gas can smell it for blocks which is why my parents were evacuated. Nothing sinister. I know many middle eastern folk who live in Dearborn and the surrounding area and had this happened in there community which is actually 15 miles to the east.....they would have been the first people there to help.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • ha

      Your presumption is racist and unfounded. What the hell do supposed sleeper cells in Europe have to do with a furniture store? Support your claims or keep ur ignorant mouth shut.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tyrone Biggums

    Meth lab!

    December 29, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  12. Master Blaster

    They forgot the rest of the city.

    December 29, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. Ron

    Bomb making, Libetards, Insurance Fraud. did Santa skip you people and you are taking your frustrations out on the world? 3 people were injured in a Natural Gas explosion. Peoples homes were damaged and some of you great examples of humanity are making idiotic comments.
    Char, your comments prove you to be the troll you are.
    Aces and Eights your mane shows you to be brain dead! Master Kush should be dumb tush!

    December 29, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. greg

    I guess they were having a blow-out sale

    December 29, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • ha

      Ha! Funny! (If u can't laugh at that then there's somthing wrong with you ) I mean its sad and all hope everyone is ok but that is a great pun. It was punny.

      December 29, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  15. cali kush

    the two most likely to right are robert and tyrone hahahaha

    December 29, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
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