Fire Causes Explosion That Sends Debris Flying For Miles

On Monday night, a structure in Michigan was engulfed in flames as an explosion sent metal fragments soaring into the sky.

According to the first accounts, a firefighter took shrapnel, but an onlooker sustained mortal injuries.

Clinton Township Fire Chief Tim Duncan made the tragic announcement on Tuesday morning regarding the death of a 19-year-old bystander who was hit by a flying canister. Shrapnel wounded a seasoned firefighter from the municipality and destroyed three fire trucks, one of which was severely damaged. Various fire and police organizations and Select Distributors assisted at the scene. This company is operated by the same group as Goo, which sells vaping supplies, novelty items, electronics, and other things to convenience and discount retailers.

No one knows what started the fire, but four workers inside the store fulfilling online orders heard “popping sounds” and escaped just minutes before it went off. The interior surveillance cameras provide investigators with a view of the scene from within the building.

The enormous explosion happened at about 8:50 p.m. on Monday, and roughly fifty firefighters from several towns in Macomb County were dispatched to the scene. While authorities sealed the area, firemen battled to extinguish the raging fire. The roads of 15 Mile and Groesbeck Highway were inundated with hundreds of heavy metal canisters the size of footballs, which punctured the tires of multiple township fire and police cars.

Cleanup operations did not commence on Tuesday morning, reopening Groesbeck between 14 and 16 Mile roads. As the fire was extinguished on Monday night, Macomb County Department of Roads crews were there. As part of their emergency reaction, work crews closed off roads and will keep working with authorities as they clean up the area. Street sweeping is scheduled for once all the debris has been cleared. The procedure was impeded by the rain that fell late Tuesday morning.

People living around the explosion were confused and scared when they felt the tremors in their houses and places of business.