DEARBORN HEIGHTS (WWJ) -- What remained of a Dearborn Heights home has been knocked to the ground after most of the structure was leveled by a scorching fire Friday afternoon.
An explosion erupted into flames that tore through a home in Dearborn Heights Friday afternoon, completely destroying the structure before fire crews were able to douse the blaze.
Just before 12 p.m. on Mar. 17, WWJ received reports of Dearborn Heights firefighters working to contain a roaring house fire in the area of Pelham Rd between Van Born and Annapolis -- just north of I-94.
WWJ's Alexis Ware spoke with Dearborn Heights Fire Marshal Max Mitts, who said no one was injured in the fire, including three dogs that were in the home.
According to Mitts, the fire was triggered by "some sort of explosion," thought the cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
As of 2 p.m., Ware reported that the flames were out, the home had been leveled and the sections of the building that remained were in the process of being demolished.
DTE crews were seen on site checking helping with the investigation.
The first crew that arrived at the home said they were able to rescue one dog that was crated and that two other canines also ran out. One was recovered while the other is still on the loose.
Neither of the house's owners were there at the time the inferno began, but they had been alerted and were on their way to assess the situation. No other homes were affected by the flames.