- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say an apparent natural gas explosion caused a blast at commercial building on Detroit’s east side, injuring at least two people.

Second Deputy Chief Craig Dougherty says three people were in the building at the time of the Tuesday morning explosion and two were transported from the scene by ambulance. He says one of the injured may have been blown out of the building by the explosion.

The Detroit News reports authorities said at least one person was trapped following the explosion. WDIV-TV reported the trapped person was rescued.

Emergency crews are on the scene. Firefighters pushed onlookers back an estimated 500 feet from the large, gray building.



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