Two Women Injured in Grant Township Explosion

UPDATE: The Clare County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the condition of the two women injured Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say the women are in stable condition and are currently recovering from their injuries.

The investigation remains on-going by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and Sheriff’s Officials.


The Clare County Sheriff’s Office says two women were injured in an explosion in Grant Township early Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say around 12:30 p.m., Central Dispatch received a report of an explosion in which it was reported that a box blew up in someone’s hand at a Grant Township storage facility.

They say it was reported two women, ages 27 and 44, were injured with one complaining of a leg injury and the other complaining of an ear injury.

Deputies say the women had driven themselves to a Clare hospital for treatment, and the MSP Bomb Squad is responding to the scene.

“They had added some things to the vehicle, loaded some materials that they were moving out of the storage shed prior to going to the hospital,” said Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski. “The Bomb Squad and all the public safety responders there are making sure nothing else is in the vehicle of concern that could harm someone else.”

Undersheriff Miedzianowski says the two women were the only ones in the storage locker, as far as they know, and someone they both know was renting the locker.

Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by Clare Police, Clare Fire Department, Mobile Medical Response Ambulance, the Michigan State Police Bomb Squad and the FBI.

The investigation is still ongoing.