March 27, 2013
Ortonville- It was the shot heard round the world.
Well, around the social media world.
Several Facebook posters who reside in the village and surrounding area reported they heard and even felt two explosions during the evening of March 23, one around 7:30 p.m., and another close to 9:30 p.m.
Police and fire officials confirmed they had received at least two 9-1-1 calls around 7:30 p.m. Oakland County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Pete Burkett, Brandon substation commander, said an area check yielded no results.
Brandon Fire Chief Dave Kwapis said the 9-1-1 calls came from concerned citizens who reported hearing a "loud boom." One of the 9-1-1 callers was in the area of Ball and Narrin streets, while the other was near Oakwood Road and Cedar Street.
"No one could identify where it came from," said Kwapis, who declined to speculate on what could have caused the explosion. He did say that it was not a utility issue and there have been no reports of damage.