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Crews investigate explosion, fire at occupied home in Marshall

Authorities said the house has extensive damage but that all eight people reported in the structure are accounted for.
Credit: Courtesy: Trace Christenson, Battle Creek Enquirer

MARSHALL, Michigan — UPDATE: A 35-year-old female, 36-year-old male and 10-year-old boy were transported to Oaklawn Hospital, treated and released. A 27-year-old female and her 2-year-old daughter were taken to Oaklawn Hospital and later transferred to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Two 38-year-old males and a 43-year-old female were also transported to Bronson Hospital.

A natural gas leak caused the explosion, police say, and foul play is not suspected. The investigation is ongoing.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 

Multiple people were injured after an explosion and fire at a home in Marshall.

Fire crews responded to a home located at 532 Clinton Street at around 1:40 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, crews reported that the house was fully involved in fire and that multiple victims were injured outside.

The victims were taken to an area hospital, but the extent of their injuries are currently unknown.

Authorities said the house has extensive damage but that all eight people reported in the structure are accounted for. Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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