One in critical condition following house explosion

THREE RIVERS — One person is reportedly in critical condition following what police suspect to be a house explosion in Three Rivers Sunday night.

According to the Three Rivers Police Department, officers were called to the 1500 block of Eighth Street for a report of a house fire, but upon arrival they say the house was not on fire, but that an explosion had occurred inside the house.

Officers reportedly conducted a sweep of the building, but did not locate anyone inside. However, according to police, an individual arrived at Three Rivers Health’s emergency room with “severe injuries.” They are reportedly in critical condition.

The incident is currently under investigation by TRPD and Michigan State Police’s Southwest Enforcement Team. Anyone having information regarding the incident is encouraged to call TRPD at (269) 278-1235, or St. Joseph County Central Dispatch at (269) 467-4195.

Robert Tomlinson can be reached at 279-7488 ext. 22 or

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