ORION TOWNSHIP, MI – All 911 and non-emergency 10 digit telephone services at the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office and countywide PSAPs are fully restored.
There was huge gas line fire in Orion Twp. on the north side of Brown Rd. west of Joslyn Rd. at the border of Auburn Hills.
They inspected the site of the ruptured gas line and surrounding area and found nothing suspicious or unusual relating to an intentional act. We are not aware of any injuries directly relating to the explosion and fire in Orion Township
The explosion and blast area encompasses roughly 30-40 yards around the crater. The blast exposed about 30 feet of the 22 inch natural gas line creating a crater 18 feet deep.
Consumers will remain on scene throughout the night along with Orion FD/mutual aid who are still putting out brush fires and trees while Deputies will assist with traffic and site security.
Gas service to all Oakland County residents was not disrupted. No other services were disrupted to local residents.
All roadways will open to the public by4:00 AM on November 21st and the explosion will NOT affect Schools, businesses or other activities.
Consumers Power is requesting OCSO Aviation in the morning with aerial footage of the scene for their investigation.
Deputies and OCSO Investigators will also re-examine the area during day light hours.