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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.


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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.

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