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House explodes in residential neighborhood near Woodward in Royal Oak

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ROYAL OAK, MI (WKZO) -- Twitter and Facebook are providing the latest details as a home has been reduced to rubble following an explosion in the 4000 block of Cooper Avenue, near Normandy and Woodward in Royal Oak near Metro Detroit.  A flurry of activity occured on Twitter following the explosion with residents tweeting:

Gas crew was on that street in #Royaloak all day..oh boy, someone screwed up. @Zwett

WOW, a house exploded around Normandy and #Woodward in#RoyalOak, I heard and felt the vibration here and I'm a mile away. @JimmyKemp23

Debris in the trees. #RoyalOak #BREAKING #explosionpic.twitter.com/7xZsN7IcEK @JackShellWYCD

The explosion apparently leveled the home and WWJ-AM in Detroit is reporting that "there's no more than a vacant lot where a house once stood."    

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