Firefighting

Royal Oak MI House Explosion Kills Man

A man in Royal Oaks (MI) was killed in a house explosion, reports WLS-TV Chicago (http://bit.ly/VQXj2x).

The local energy company had been working in the area, and residents say they smelled gas for days, but an official cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.

Neighbors say the blast blew out their windows and knocked some of them down.