Authorities took to the air late Tuesday morning to search for a person missing after a fatal house fire in Troy Twp.
At least one person is dead following the early morning fire and possible explosion at 23415 Stony Ridge Road. Neighbors say an explosion was heard before the home became engulfed in flames.
Two victims were life lighted and two were taken to the hospital by ambulance. One of those victims transported on the ground died while en route.
Firefighters continued their search for a fifth possible victim into the late morning Tuesday. That's when a helicopter search got underway to try and spot the missing person from the air.