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As family of 6 recovers from
house blast, investigators
trace illegal gas hookup

Detroit Free Press, by Katrease Stafford

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Posted By:Ribicon, 3/29/2014 12:11:28 PM

Five of the six family members — including two toddlers — injured in a house explosion on Detroit’s east side Thursday night are still recovering after suffering severe burns from the fire that leveled the house. Meanwhile Friday, investigators were puzzling out who may have illegally hooked up the stove to a gas line, with suspicions pointing not to the family living there but someone else. (Snip) Utilities were shut off Feb. 18 at the request of the homeowner, officials said, but on Wednesday, the electricity was turned back on legally but had been tampered with. Fire officials said the

Someone liberated gas and electric service, the former leading to a huge explosion. The residents claim to know nothing about the illegal hookups, "investigators baffled" (they couldn´t possibly be lying), someone´s on the hook for a lot of money. Just another day in Detroit, once a prosperous city, now driven to third-world status, if that.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: craige, 3/29/2014 1:02:46 PM     (No. 9789654)

Don´t know how gas is metered back east. In the West, high pressure lines run to a meter/regulator. The pressure is reduced to around 5 lbs.

If high pressure was introduced to the gas pipes in the house, huge quantities could accumulate in a very short time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hebrew_hammer, 3/29/2014 2:26:39 PM     (No. 9789750)

When a renter is evicted, especially in a bad neighborhood, the owner will often have a friend stay in the place until a renter is found, in order to ward off squatters. My guess:

1)Previous renter moves or is evicted.
2)Property owner illegally hooks up utilities, so as not to pay until he has a contracted tenant.
3)Temporary caretaking tenants get blowed up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 3/29/2014 2:28:03 PM     (No. 9789753)

OP, the taxpayers have always been on the hook paying for the societal damage caused by Democrat plantation slaves.

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