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MSP Investigating Explosion In Sherwood Township
Tuesday Apr 10, 2018 6:47pm
Sherwood Township - Branch Co. MI

By: Mike Stiles

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(SHERWOOD TOWNSHIP) – Michigan State Police are investigating an explosion in a dumpster that happened in Branch County's Sherwood Township.

Troopers say the incident occurred around 9:50 Monday night in the 150 block of Oliverda Drive. The explosion was heard up to a half mile away and debris was thrown more than 60 feet because of the blast.

The contents of the dumpster was set on fire due to the explosion. The Sherwood Township Fire Department was called in to extinguish the blaze.

Troopers say the incident is still under investigation and appears to be intentional. Evidence has been collected and sent to the State Police Forensic Lab for testing.

If anyone has information on this incident, they are asked to call the State Police Post in Marshall at 269-558-0500.
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