LIVONIA – An explosion forced customers to drop their groceries and leave West’s Shurfine in a hurry on Thursday.
According to first responders at the scene, the explosion was reported at about 3 p.m.
“They had an explosion in their fuse box,” said Livonia Fire Chief Richard Alexander. “There was a smoke condition in the store that has dissipated now, and we were able to contain the damage to the fuse box. Fortunately, there was no fire.”
National grid did respond to the scene but did not completely shut off power to the building.
West’s Shurfine was originally expected to be closed for a few days, but it remained open with only the deli temporarily closed.
The Livonia Fire Department responded to the scene alongside the Hemlock Fire Department, Livonia EMS and Livingston County EMS.
The East Avon Fire Department was originally dispatched as a firefighter assist and search team (FAST) but were later cancelled.
The Livingston County Office of Emergency Management and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.