Gas leak causes house explosion in southern Michigan

Authorities in Washtenaw County say they suspect a natural gas leak caused an explosion that destroyed a house and injured a man who lived there.

Sheriff's spokesman Derrick Jackson says that the blast happened about 11:20 a.m. Sunday in Ypsilanti Township, east of Ann Arbor.

He tells, The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press that a man, woman and child were in the home. WWJ-AM says the woman and child apparently escaped injury, while the man went to a hospital for leg injuries.

Jackson says there was a smell of natural gas at the site, and a gas leak is suspected of causing the blast.