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Three children hospitalized after home explosion in Detroit

Authorities investigate Detroit home explosion that injured 3 children
Authorities investigate Detroit home explosion that injured 3 children 01:54

(CBS DETROIT) - Officials are investigating a home explosion on Tuesday that sent three children to the hospital.

According to the Detroit Fire Department, the explosion happened sometime after 3 p.m. in the 18900 block of Barlow Street near Seven Mile Road. 

Fire Chief James Harris said the children were in a home next door and suffered minor injuries. The children range in ages 6 to 13.

Detroit fire chief provides information on home explosion that injured 3 children 02:48

The cause of the explosion is currently unknown. DTE Energy says tests showed that gas equipment was working properly prior to the incident.

Nearby resident Victor Fuqua, said he heard the blast from five blocks away and that the blast was so strong it damaged his sister's home, who lived three doors down from the explosion site. 

"The blast pulse wave blew the cement off the windowpane, and on the complete opposite side of the house it blew the window out," said Fuqua.

Michigan State Police said it is sending canine units to assist in the investigation.

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