3 missing after home explosion in Flint; nearby houses also damaged

Three people were missing following a fire and explosion at a home in Michigan, authorities said.

In addition to those missing after the Monday night explosion in Flint, two people were hospitalized, Fire Department Battalion Chief Ramsey Clapper told WEYI-TV. Three nearby homes were damaged, the station said, and there were reports the explosion was felt miles away.

Flint Police Chief Terence Green told MLive-The Flint Journal at the scene that "there appears to be fatalities."

Most of the flames had been extinguished by late Monday, WJRT-TV reported. The cause was under investigation.