Man severely burned in house fire in Milton Township
MILTON TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A man was severely burned after a home explosion caused his home to be fully engulfed in flames Tuesday evening.
According to the Cass County Sheriff's Department, neighbors heard two explosions in the 33000 block of Bertrand Street near Batchelor Drive.
Update to last night’s house fire in Milton Twp:— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) February 14, 2018
- Fire chief says there was no explosion, as originally thought. Neighbors heard thumping of “flash fire” spreading quickly
- Husband/wife made it out alive; wife uninjured; husband has burns to 25% of body
- Cause still unknown pic.twitter.com/LaK7k8frqu
The Tedder's granddaughter, Tiara, said she received a call about the incident.
"It was pretty scary," she said. "Big sparks were flying everywhere, black smoke."
"I thought I'd just lost my grandparents. That's all that matters, that they're okay." added Tiara.
Fire officials say the home is a total loss.
Jerry will be transported to Kalamazoo for further treatment.
The Niles Township Fire Chief spoke with ABC 57 confirming that the fire was not an explosion but a flash fire.
The investigation is ongoing.