Consumers Energy News

Chief: 1 Dead, 2 Missing After Flint Home Explosion, Fire

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — At least one person died and two remained missing following a fire and explosion at a home in Michigan that damaged several adjacent homes and sent debris falling onto a neighborhood, authorities said. Fire Department Battalion …

Severe Storms Topple Trees, Cut Power in Michigan and Illinois

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in western and northern parts of Michigan’s lower peninsula and 90,000 homes in the Chicago area remained without power Wednesday morning after severe overnight thunderstorms damaged power lines. In Michigan, wind gusts reached about …

Utility Fires Workers After Detroit-Area Blast

Consumers Energy said Friday it fired some employees after investigating a gas explosion that killed a 58-year-old man in a suburban Detroit neighborhood. The utility wouldn’t disclose the number, but said workers were terminated “for failure to follow established policies …