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      Man identified in Tuscola County house explosion

      <p> <font size="2">Authorities say 69-year-old Doug Shipper was trying to light up his gas stove when the explosion occurred in Wisner Township near, near the corner of Manke Drive and Owen Road.</font> </p>

      We now know the identity of the man who was trapped inside his Tuscola County home when it exploded Tuesday afternoon.

      Authorities say 69-year-old Doug Shipper was trying to light up his gas stove when the explosion occurred in Wisner Township, near the corner of Manke Drive and Owen Road.

      T he State Fire Marshal was on the scene Wednesday looking for clues as to where the source of the gas leak came from.

      The Tuscola County S heriff, Akron fire department and the Unionville Fire Departments responded to the house explosion Tuesday around 1:30pm.

      I nvestigators say the blast was heard miles away.

      N eighbors tell us Shipper was trapped inside his home until a good Samaritan helped him to safety.

      Officials say Shipper remains hospitalized at Hurley Medical Center.

      His condition is unknown.