Man identified in Tuscola County house explosion
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:19:17 GMT —
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.
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
Akron fire department and the Unionville Fire Departments responded to the house explosion Tuesday around 1:30pm.
nvestigators say the blast was heard miles away.
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.