Surveillance video shows explosion, massive fire in Orion Twp.

Posted at 11:12 AM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 11:12:01-05

Surveillance video given to 7 Action News shows the massive explosion and fire on Monday evening after a gas line ruptured.


It happened just before 10 p.m. and Consumers Energy said they noticed a drop in the gas pressure. A 22-inch diameter steel gas transmission line reportedly ruptured, causing the explosion and the fire.

The surveillance video came from Checkers, just down the street from the explosion.

Responders were able to cut off the flow of gas on either end of a 7-mile section of the line, allowing the fire to burn itself out. 

Consumers says no customers had service interrupted because of the incident and no injuries were reported. 

A spokesperson says what happened was very rare and the cause of the rupture is under investigation.