A loud explosion rocked the Cass Corridor on Monday afternoon, about an hour after firefighters were called to investigate about a dozen missing manhole covers on the east side.
Less than two days after firefighters reported an underground fire in downtown Detroit, they spotted smoke coming from another “blown” manhole Monday morning, just a block from Cobo Center.
“It’s starting to go from manhole to manhole,” a firefighter told dispatchers.
Detroit firefighters were trying to save up to three people trapped on the third floor of a building that exploded this morning on the east side.
Firefighters evacuated an office building and cordoned off a section of downtown Detroit this morning after several explosions caused a fire in the high-rise and prompted concerns of more widespread problems.
A two-story house in Detroit was flattened Monday morning by what firefighters believe was an explosion.