MARSHALL, Mich. (WOOD) — The Marshall Fire Department was called to a fire early Monday morning in Calhoun County, which sent eight people to the hospital.
Firefighters were called to a house in the 500 block of Clinton St. in Marshall around 1:45 a.m. where there was an explosion.
The house was engulfted in flames when fire crews arrived.
The eight victims were sent to the hospital with various injuries, some to Oaklawn Hospital and others to Bronson General Hospital in Kalamazoo, firefighters say. Information on the extent of the victims’ injuries was not immediately available.
Authorities say the house was under construction, which may have led to the explosion.
As of around 4 a.m., the fire was out, but the house was a total loss.
Michigan State Police are on scene and helping investigate the fire. Stay with News 8 as this story will be updated as more information becomes available.