(Detroit- WXYZ) - Detroit Arson Investigators say someone set a home at the corner of Casino and Sanilac on fire before it exploded early Thursday morning.
“I heard my dog barking around 1:30,” said the woman who lives next door, Laneesha McCants. "A short time later I heard crackling. Then the boom.”
McCants rushed her child out of the home. The blast leveled the home next door, shattered her windows, and melted her door.
“If I had let my dog out when it happened I would have been hit by the blast. My children would not have a mother.”
Arson Investigators say there is evidence someone used gasoline to set the fire. Whoever had lived there had bypassed the natural gas meter to the home, but natural gas was not used to set the fire.
Neighbors say the people who lived there moved out yesterday.
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