1 Woman Killed, 1 Woman Injured In Home Explosion Near Lake Huron

A 69-year-old woman was dead and her adult daughter was hospitalized.

WWJ News
September 15, 2019 - 6:14 pm

SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) -- A woman is left hospitalized after a home explosion that killed her mother in the Thumb Area on Saturday.

Police say a 69-year-old woman and her 50-year-old daughter were inside the home -- on Lakeshore Road in Sand Beach Township, near the shores of Lake Huron -- around 7:45 p.m. when the house exploded. The Huron County Sheriff's Office says the mother was trapped inside the house and died.

The younger woman was ejected from the house in the blast and was taken to the Harbor Beach Community Hospital. Her condition was not released.

Police said firefighters were unable to get to the older woman for nearly two hours while they battled the fire and she was dead when they found her.

Neither victim has been identified.

The investigation is still ongoing to determine the cause of the explosion.