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UPDATE: Explosion Levels Clare County Home

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An explosion leveled a house in Clare County and destroyed a neighbor's home.

Multiple fire departments responded to the scene in Hamilton Township around 6 a.m. Monday. Fortunately no one was inside.

The fire chief tells 9&10 News he believes there was an explosion because the debris field is so widespread. Part of the roof of the home was even launched into a nearby tree. Crews are not sure exactly what caused the blast.

One homeowner was up at her vacation property over the weekend, but left to return home to the southern part of the state last night. The homeowners' parents live nearby and got a call about the fire. They were very thankful no one was there, and no one was hurt.

Neighbors in the area heard the explosions this morning. The blast even shattered some windows of nearby homes.

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