Massive gas explosion ignites fire in Detroit suburb

Auburn Hills

A fire burned for almost two hours in Oakland County's Orion Township reportedly due to a gas line explosion.

Auburn Hills police tweeted that areas in Orion Township were being evacuated as a precaution. Detroit NBC affiliate WDIV described the noise of the fire as "deafening" from as far as a quarter of a mile away. All of the Sheriff's Office 911 lines and non-emergency lines are out.

Check back for more information as we continue to update the story.

Evacuations are being ordered after a large gas line fire was sparked Monday night in Orion Township near the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. He said construction workers who were working to build a new Menards store (a home improvement store), broke the gas line which resulted in the huge explosion.



Latest news

Cheerleader dies after driver plows into her while using using DWI breathalyzer
It is not known why the driver-who was reportedly not impaired at the time-used the device while the truck was moving. They also said that she exemplified her selflessness in her death through organ and tissue donation .

Zimbabwe's Mugabe asked to resign or face impeachment
Mugabe astonished Zimbabweans with his defiance in a national address Sunday night after being fired as party leader. The motion accuses the 93-year-old of charges including allowing his wife Grace to "usurp constitutional power".

FCC Head to Propose Vacating Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
The idea of net neutrality is to make all corners of the internet open and free for everyone at all times. Representatives for the FCC didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Beyonce tops 2017 list of highest-paid women in music
It also looked at data from the Pollstar, the Recording Industry Association of America and tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. Celine Dion was fourth with $42 million, and Jenifer Lopez was fifth with $38 million.

Celebrities Who Suffer With Chronic Diseases
Now if that isn’t the epitome of what a BFF is, I don’t know what is! Selena continues to be on chronic medication. There is also a huge list of celebrities past like famous painter vincent Van Gogh who suffered with this disease.

Other news