2 injured in building explosion on Detroit's east side

Two people were injured when a commercial building exploded on Detroit's east side Tuesday morning, according to fire officials.

Capt. Terrence Lane, a senior fire inspector, tells us six people were inside the building when the explosion happened. Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening. 

Tony Greene, a witness on the scene, tells Lue in an interview he saw that one woman's hand was badly burned. 

Lane says the explosion appears to be an accident at this time. He says the workers were repairing a propane tank. 

The explosion sparked a fire, which all east-side fire companies responded to. The fire also caused risk of a secondary explosion, but the fire is out at this time. 

The building is near the intersection of Grinnell and Grace avenues, which is near Gratiot Avenue and the Coleman A. Young International Airport. 

Stay with FOX 2 for updates on this developing story. 

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